Relationship between Tamas and Sleep: Tamobhava Nidra

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay)Tamas causes sleep. This sleep can be normal, a disease or even a sign of unconsciousness. Ayurveda explains Tamobhava Nidra as a type of sleep which is caused by increase in tamas quality of mind. It is one among the six types of sleeps explained by Master Charaka in Sutra … Read more

Rasashastra Yantra Prakarana (Science of Appliances)

Appliances used for the processing of rasaushadhis in Rasashastra are called as “yantra”. The most common procedures followed in this process are grinding the substance into fine powder, roasting it, heating it along with some liquid, incinerating with the help of intense heating etc. Introduction The instruments used for the purpose of purification, incineration etc. … Read more

Koshti (Furnace or Fireplace) of Rasashastra

To do Satwapatana of Dhatus and to do purification of Satwas, Koshtis are useful. Many substances of Rasashastra yield Satwa only after subjecting them to very high temperature. In some procedures of Satwapatana, a small sized Koshti would be sufficient. But in some, a bigger sized koshti is necessary. To enhance fuel efficiency and to … Read more

Moosha (Musha): Crucibles Used in Rasashastra

In many of the procedures in Rasashastra, normally used utensils cannot withstand high temperatures during intense heating. To overcome this challenge, a special type of crucibles of particular shape was designed which could sustain intense heating. Such crucibles are known as Moosha, Musha or Musa. Definition of Musha Moosha is a decvice used to eradicate … Read more

Rasashastra Paribhasha Prakarana (Section of terminologies)

There are a few terminologies that are quite commonly used whenever medicines are described. Getting a hold of these terminologies will help in understanding Ayurvedic medicines in a better way. Knowledge of Paribhasha helps in this regard. The word meaning of ‘Paribhasha’ is definition. It teaches the proper interpretation or application of technical terms. Introduction नियमं … Read more

Adhimamsa Gum Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAdhimamsa is a condition explained in the context of ‘dantamula gata roga’ i.e. diseases of gums or alveolar processes. There is yet another condition named as Vardhana which also has been explained in the same context and also resembles adhimamsa in its clinical presentation. But both … Read more

Rasashastra Itihasa (History of Rasashastra)

Rasashastra is a specialized branch of Ayurveda, which deals mainly with “Rasa” or mercury and also other metals and minerals. Though Rasashastra is a sub-division of Ayurveda, it is not included under Ashtanga Ayurveda – The Eight Branches of Ayurveda. Introduction A variety of sources like manuscripts, books etc. help in the study of history … Read more

Vardhana Gum Disorder Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SVardhana means to increase or something which is extra, like extra growthIn this condition the extra growth happens in the form of ‘the eruption of an extra tooth’. The extra tooth which erupts is considered as an extra growth and hence ‘vardhana’. This condition has been … Read more

Snehana, Swedana In Diseases Due To Obstruction Of Feces, Urine, Semen

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Obstruction of feces and urine is the root cause of many diseases. Similarly obstruction of semen too might cause many physical and mental disorders. Purisha, Mutra and Shukra Vega – Defecation and urination are considered among normal body urges and have to be naturally eliminated … Read more

Dhatugata Avastha of A Disease

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SDhatugata Avastha is one of the stages of the disease. This is a stage wherein the disease gets seated in one or more tissues. This subsequently leads to the manifestation of the symptoms related to tissues afflicted by the disease along with the symptoms of the … Read more

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