A CRITICAL REVIEW ON KUPIPAKVA RASAYANA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RASASHASTRA
Dr. Rahul Ramchandra Zade*, Dr. Megha Gopichand Jadhav and Dr. Sachinkumar Kantiram Sanap
“Chemistry is concerned with substances with kinds of matter, materials of which things are made. It is concerned with identifying or characterizing physical and chemical properties of substances and are transformed into other substances.” Rasa shastra is the Ayurvedic chemistry, the science of life which deals with mercury (Rasa) and its processings. The ancient scholars of Rasa Shastra might have thought that poverty is the main hazard for the happiness and joyfulness of an individual and society and they succeeded to achieve this goal by converting lower metals into noble metals (Lohavada). As the time enpassed when the sufferings of human becomes the prime cause of unhappiness they invented the utility of mercury and other metals and minerals to cure the disease and restore the healthy status by subjecting them into different processes (Dehavada).
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