A CRITICAL REVIEW ON RAMABANA RASA
Chaitanya S. Badami*, Archana B. Pagad, Gazala Hussain and Deekshitha S.
Rasashastra is a branch of Ayurveda which mainly contains description about various herbo-mineral drugs. This branch of Ayurveda became more evident and popular after around eight century. Parada (Mercury) has been considered the most important drug and the aim of this science is to make the best use of Parada as a means to achieve dehavada (to make body strong) and lohavada (conversion of lower metals to noble metals). Ramabana rasa is a well-known formulation in Rasashastra which has been mentioned in various texts. It is a herbo-mineral formulation which is indicated mainly in conditions of Jwara (fever) alongside many other conditions. Though a few formulations in the name of “Ramabana rasa” have been mentioned, only the one said in “Bhaishajya Ratnavali” is in practice. Hence, this review work was set out to explore the different formulations compiled in various other texts of Rasashastra.
Keywords: Ramabana rasa, Parada, Jwara, formulation.
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