This book will be of great help not only to the 2" year BAMS students but also to researchers, teachers, practicing physicians and the people interested in Ayurveda.
Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Ayurvedic
Pharmaceutics, is dealt with formulations. The intention of the
book is to impart the knowledge of principles related to
Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana and to explain the methods of preparation of various Ayurvedic dosage forms to the
students as Ayurveda is recognized with its medicines and popularity of Ayurveda is based on good quality of medicines.
Rasashastra mainly deals with the Mercurial preparations.
Mercury, metals and minerals produce ,some toxic effects on
organs of body and tissues on internal use is not a new observation of the modem scientists only. The ancient scholars of
Ayurveda have given very much due importance to this aspect
and have taken care of this point effectively by involving common as well as specific methods for their Shodhana processes
which are elaborately described in this book in section A, The
Shodhana and Marana process of Rasashastra, playa very
important role in making the ayurvedic, metallic and mineral
preparations free of toxicity and making these highly absorbable into the system as compared to the modem chemical methods. It has been proved by the toxicity studies conducted at
various research centres in the country. Hence it is the responsibility of every budding Ayurveda graduates to take the initiative, to show the keen interest in the preparations and to propagate' gate the knowledge of, this branch of pharmaceutics.
Bhaishajya Kalpana mainly deals with the preparations of
plant drugs. Though the number of formulations are mentioned
in Brihatrayee and other Rasa texts, the description of their
method of preparation is found in scattered form. Inspite of good
texts on Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana no complete text
.in English on Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana practicals is
available. This creates the absence of contentment among the
students. Keeping in view of the difficulties faced by the students the book is designed according to the sequence of CCIM
The work is divided into two parts.
Section A - Rasashastra practicals
Section B- Bhaishajya Kalpana Practicals.
The silent features of the book can be highlighted as-
The book is written in a simple and lucid manners ex-
planning each preparation step by step.
Reference is given for each practical.
Precautions are given as safety measures.
Observations are given to understand the organoleptic
characters of each formulation.
Special notes and comments are added whenever necessary.
Additional examples are enlisted with their reference, dose
Research works conducted all over India are quoted on
that particular preparation. The aim is to boost the confidence about that formulation as well as to create interest
of research since undergraduate level.
At the end of each section, MCQ's are given which will
help the 'students in the' preparation of university as well
as competitive exams.
Sketch of Diagrams will help to draw the Diagram in the
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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