DEPARTMENT OF RASASHASTRA & BHAISHAJYA KALPANA
Rasashastra (rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Rasa is a word that has many meanings, it is used to mean the element mercury. Shastra means science. Rasa Shastra literally means the science of mercury but generally refers to the science of making minerals assimilable for the body so they can be used as medicine. Bhaishajya Kalpana comprises two words Bhesaja and Kalpana. Bhesaja means drug and Kalpana means formulations. This branch contributes to aid the physician to utilise this Bhesaja in various forms and styles to cure the diseases. Bhaishajya Kalpana mainly covers the entire field of Herbal & organic pharmaceutical preparations like Swarasa, Kashaya, Churna, Guti-Vati, Asava-Arishta, Avaleha, Ghrutam-Tailam etc. Sometime to compete with need of all time availability, easy dispensing, palatability etc and for such enumarable reasons a lot and lots of Kalpanas are developed. But the base of all these were embibed in five basic Kalpana only. The Department is fully equipped with various Instruments-Equipments, Specimens, Models, Charts & various Teaching Aids. All essential practical is carried out in the Laboratory as per syllabus. There is also an in-house Teaching Pharmacy. There is a separate Quality Testing Laboratory for Quality Control & Standardization of Ayurvedic Medicines.