The first comprehensive analysis of Asian Medical Alchemy, this book describes the use of herbo-mineral-metal based medicines as used in some of the world's oldest healing traditions.
Author: Andrew Mason
Publisher: Singing Dragon
The first comprehensive analysis of Asian Medical Alchemy, this book describes the use of herbo-mineral-metal based medicines as used in some of the world's oldest healing traditions. It offers a detailed exploration of Âyurvedic medicinal purification practices that seek to enhance the therapeutic potential of materials, metals and gemstones, as well as offering a concise overview of traditional and modern equipment and methods used in the manufacture of these medicines. The author's unique and fascinating account of the hidden alchemical arts also explains some of the historical background behind the on-going quest amongst Asian alchemists for immortality.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: Lambert M Surhone
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rasa is a word derived from Sanskrit which has several meaning like (1)"Rasyate aaswadyate iti rasa" meaning taste, (2)"Rasati shariire aasu prsarati it Rasa"meaning juice, (3)"Rasati aharahargachhati iti Rasa"meaning first material formed after digestion or liquids under the transportation system of the body like plasma, chyle, lymph etc.(4)"Rasanaat Sarva dhatuunam Rasaityabhdhiiyate"Material which is capable of lick and digest all metals means mercury rasa shastra means the "science of mercury" Since mercury was used after its various kinds of proceesings called sanskaras for the purpose of converting lower metals into higher metal in alchemy it is also used for the incineration of metals and minerals for the elimination of their toxic components and generate therapeutic value in the end product generally known as bhasma usable for the body hence they can be used as medicines.
Other bhasmas The process of making bhasmas forms a key element in
ayurvedic Rasa Shastra and provides some of its most powerful alchemical
preparations. With this in mind, it may be useful to present a couple more
examples of their ...
Author: Robert Bartlett
Our first book, Real Alchemy, provides a glimpse into the general theory and practices surrounding the Art of Alchemy as handed down in the Western World. This second work delves more deeply into "the why of the how" behind laboratory alchemy and elaborates greater detail on some of the mineral works of Alchemy both ancient and modern. Herein you will find a wealth of information concerning the practical art and science of alchemy that makes this arcane subject accessible to the modern student.
Rasa-Shastra (Indian Alchemy) and Ayurvedic Pharmacy are important subjects
of Ayurvedic curriculum. History of Rasa-Shastra can be traced to pre-Vedic
period. Ayurveda uses drugs of diverse origins in formulations. Formulation can
Author: Amritpal Singh Saroya
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
Indian Alchemy (Rasa Shastra) and Pharmacy (Bhashajeya Kaplana) are important branches of Ayurveda. Efficacy of several mineral (Shilajit as antoxidant and antidiabetic) and polyherbal formulations (Trikatu as bioavailability enhancer) has been proved by modern investigations. Work titled Dictionary of Indian Alchemy and Polyherbal formulations include information on classic terms used in Indian Alchemy and pharmacy. It includes information on therapeutic uses of polymineral and polyherbal formulations. The work also includes data on modern investigative work on metals and coded polyherbal formulation. Scientific monographs on Shilajit, Trikatu and Triphala is salient feature of the work.
the rasa shastra to explain why some people are born with hriday and others not.
To have hriday was a matter of exception rather than the rule. A Rammohun or a
Vidyasagar was born that way. That is what made them rare and godlike, and ...
Author: Timothy Mitchell
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Modernity has always laid claim to universal certainty--which meant assigning a different and lesser significance to anything deemed purely local, non-Western, or lacking a universal expression. This book makes those very non-Western, non-universal elements the tools for fashioning a more complex, rigorous, and multifaceted understanding of how the modern comes about. Focusing on the making of modernity outside the West, eight leading anthropologists, historians, and political theorists explore the production of new forms of politics, sensibility, temporality, and selfhood in locations ranging from nineteenth-century Bengal to contemporary Morocco. Topics include the therapeutics of colonial medical practice, the multiple registers of popular film, television serials and their audiences, psychiatrists and their patients, the iconic figure of the young widow, and the emergence of new political forms beyond the grasp of civil society.
In the practice of rasa shastra, herbs are combined with metals, minerals, and
gems and appear to have been used safely for centuries when they are properly
prepared. A number of the more popular Westernized Ayurvedic preparations
Author: Roger Blumenthal
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong discuss the full range of relevant considerations, including the epidemiology of heart disease, risk assessment, risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and developments in genetics and personalized medicine. This authoritative reference gives you the clinically relevant information you need for the effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed. Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more. Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong. Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science. Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.
India was considered the seat of learning for the world philosophers and scholars
who visited India for study. Veterinary science was widespread in this period.
Nagarjuna laid the foundation of Rasa Shastra, the use of alchemical
Author: David Frawley
Publisher: Lotus Press
Contains a full description of Ayurveda on all levels from diet and herbs to yoga and meditation, explaining both Ayurvedic diagnostic and treatment methods.
... believe has profound knowledge in Tantrik Texts as well as our own Rasa
Shastra (Books dealing with Metallic medicine).” Maintaining their
correspondence, Bidyanidhi continued to try to answer Glen's questions about
ayurvedic medicine, ...
Author: Paul G. Hackett
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The life and adventures of an American explorer and iconic figure in the 20th century religious counterculture movement. In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard, the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest collection of Tibetan texts, art, and artifacts in the Western hemisphere at that time. He also documented, in both still photography and 16mm film, the age-old civilization of Tibet on the eve of its destruction by Chinese Communists. Based on thousands of primary sources and rare archival materials, this is the real story behind the purported adventures of Bernard and his role in the growth of America's religious counterculture. Over the course of his brief life, Bernard met, associated, and corresponded with the major social, political, and cultural leaders of his day, from the Regent and high politicians of Tibet to saints, scholars, and diplomats of British India, from Charles Lindbergh and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Gandhi and Nehru. Although hailed as a brilliant pioneer by the media, Bernard also had his flaws. He was an entrepreneur propelled by grandiose schemes, a handsome man who shamelessly used his looks to bounce from rich wife to rich wife in support of his activities, and a master manipulator who concocted his own interpretation of Eastern wisdom to suit his ends. Bernard had a bright future before him but disappeared in India during the communal violence of the 1947 Partition, never to be seen again. “Well-written…A readable intellectual account of the life of an ambitious Tibetological pioneer.”—Asian Ethnology
... Definition and classification of metals and their basis................34 3.1.2 Alchemy
: The conversion of natural mine metals into bioacceptable metals............................
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Author: Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak
Publisher: CRC Press
The nutritional and medicinal value of metals, such as zinc, calcium, and iron, has been known in traditional medicine for a long time. Other metals, such as silver and gold, may also have therapeutic and health benefits. Ancient medicines have long incorporated their use in the treatment of diseases, and they have also more recently been explored for treatment in allopathic medicine, birthing the concept of metallonutraceuticals. The challenge of using metals in the human body is to find forms that are safe and effective. Handbook of Metallonutraceuticals presents basic concepts related to the nutritional and therapeutic use of metals, product development strategies, and some ideas ready to be applied for condition-specific metallonutraceuticals. The book begins with an overview of the nutraceuticals field and the need for metallonutraceuticals. It considers the roles of various metals in metabolism, reviews the ethnopharmacology and ethnomedicine of metals, and covers the characterization and possible properties of metallonutraceuticals. It also examines bioavailability and drug interactions, and therapeutic applications of nanometals including use as imaging agents, in cancer diagnosis and treatment, as antibacterials and antivirals, in ocular disease, and in neurodegenerative diseases. The book explores the use of metals in traditional Chinese medicine, potential applications for metalloenzymes, the use of nanosilver in nutraceuticals, and the potential of gold nanoparticles as a drug delivery system. In addition, it addresses intellectual property rights and regulatory considerations regarding metallonutraceuticals. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this user-friendly text provides a knowledge base and inspiration for new research in this exciting field.
... type of remedy known as rasa shastra medicine, that were purchased online
contained lead, mercury, or arsenic despite the fact that 75% of the sites claimed
adhering to good manufacturing practices.138 The presence of toxic heavy
Author: Teri J. Barkoukis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Diagnose and treat patients effectively with complete coverage of the full range of sleep disorders. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Stay current on discussions of hot topics, including sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of leading authorities for well-rounded, trusted guidance.
The term shastra implies a holy text, and in the Natyashastra itself Bharata claims
that Natya, drama, was created by the creator, ... Table 3: Rasa In Rig Veda the
word, rasa, is found occurring in Date and Origin of the Natyashastra Scope Rasa
Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Publisher: Intellect Books
The book discusses a range of questions relevant to understanding the phenomenon of theatre against a consciousness studies background.
This is the third volume of the Sufi Message by Hazzrat Inayat Khan.In this volume a substantial part ofHazrat Inayat Khan`s writings and lectures on human relationship has been collected.
Author: Inayat Khan
This is the third volume of the Sufi Message by Hazzrat Inayat Khan.In this volume a substantial part ofHazrat Inayat Khan`s writings and lectures on human relationship has been collected. There is his book education which contains a treasure of advice on the upbringing of children soundly practical and imbued with spirtiual ideals at the same time. Rasa Shastra is an exposition of Hazrat Inayat Khan`s views on sex life the problem of creation and of the relationship between man and woman. And in Character Building and the Art of Personality and in Moral Culture one will find an explanation of the fundamentals which motivate the human attitude both of individuals towards themselves and towards society in general.