General Principles, Approaches and Therapeutic Utility of Rasashastra; An Ayurveda Review

  • Vandana N. Hirudkar Associate Professor & HOD, Rasashastra & B. Kalpana, Shri K. R. Pandav Ayurved College & Hospital, Nagpur, India.
  • Rakesh M. Ganvir Assistant Professor, Rasashastra & B. Kalpana, Shri K. R. Pandav Ayurved College & Hospital, Nagpur, India.

Abstract

Ayurveda mentioned different branches for the management of normal health status and Rasashastra is one of the aspect of Ayurveda mainly deals with use of mineral, metal and Rasayana drugs. The branch Rasashastra involves procedures such as; Sodhana, Maranaand Putta, etc. Initially during development phase this branch mainly dealt with Rasa (mercury) and Rasa Dravyas hence termed as “Rasashastra”. The concept of Rasashastra offers enormous advantages towards the maintenance of normal physical and mental status. The drugs used in Rasashastra provide relief from many health ailments therefore this stream has occupied a unique place amongst the different therapeutic modalities of Ayurveda. Considering these all aspect present article explored general principles, approaches and importance of Rasashastra.


Keywords: Ayurveda, Rasashastra, Rasayana, Bhasma.

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Hirudkar VN, Ganvir RM. General Principles, Approaches and Therapeutic Utility of Rasashastra; An Ayurveda Review. JDDT [Internet]. 28Nov.2019 [cited 24Oct.2020];9(4-A):871-3. Available from: http://www.jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/3733