REVIEW ON RASA MANJARI - A TEXT OF INDIAN ALCHEMY
Ayurveda is a multidimensional science using a set of complex pharmaceutical combinations in treatment. Rasashastra, pharmaceutical science mainly deals with the processing and therapeutic utilization of mercury, metals and minerals. Rasa Manjari is one of the important ancient texts on ancient Indian alchemy written by Shri Shalinatha in Approx. 15th century AD. Two commentaries are available on this text. Subject matter of the text contains total 862 verses which are divided into 10 chapters. There is description of Dhatuvada (conversion of lower metals into higher metals) and Dehavada (therapeutic usage of metals and minerals) of Mercury (Parada). The present paper will highlight the review of Rasa Manjari, providing information about the author, text and contributions.
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