Pharmacopoeia of’Ayurveda’ comprises of drugs derived not only from herbs but also from minerals, metals and animal products. According to the principles of ‘ Ayurveda’, there is not a single substance in the Universe which does not have a potential to be used as a drug, providedit is used judiciously by the physician where it is required.
According to the source of origin, the substances in the Universe are classified as Animal origin, plant origin and mineral origin.
The word Rasashaastra literally means the “Science of Mercury”. However, it is a specialised branch of Ayurveda dealing mainly with materials which are known as ‘Rasadravyaas”. They have the foll9owing three characteristic attributes: instant effectiveness, requirement of very small doses and extensive therapeutic utility irrespective of constitutional variation.
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