Rasendra Sara Saiigraha is the oldest and most exhaustive treatise of Rasa Shastra comprising the compilation of various time tested and therapeutically proved Rasayogas medicines, penned down by a great erudite scholar in the field of Rasa Shastra Shri Gopal Krishna Bhatt. Among the Rasa literature it has got wide popularity as most of the practitioners and others used to follow.
This popular book consists of 5 chapters with near about 2531 verses. The book starts with processing of minerals and metals, following usual salutations. It proceeds further to the manufacturing and therapeutic utilization of the prepared medicines. The purification of mercury has been advised by use of herbal drugs and perhaps it is the first book to explain the rationale method of manufacturing based on the therapeutic utility e.g, Loha Bhasma.
Overall 600-650 Rasayogas have been compiled, among them a few pure herbal formulations have also gained place.
Commercial scale manufacturing of certain drugs like Rasa Manikya etc. are also the contributions of the book.
This english translation of the text rendered by Dr. P. Suresh & Dr. Vinaya Kumari with the critical and explanatory notes Parimita Bhodhini considering the various reading in the text as well as the different interpretations found in the commentaries, following the official format, is itself a versatile and sure will be an immense help for the U.G. and P.G. students as a course book and reference book for researchers, scientists, teachers, pharmacists and multidisciplinary institutions. Appendices and index etc. are the added attraction to the translation.
About the Authors:
Sri. Parimi Suresh is born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Graduated from Dr. N.R.S.Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College. Vijayawada. Selected in attempt in both reputed universities of Ayurveda and completed Post graduation in Rasa Shastra in the year 1985 from BHU. In 1990 received Doctorate from BHU. He has been awarded with Nagarjuna Silver Medal for his M.D. [Ay] thesis work. Served BHU in the capacity of Demonstrator and Tribhuvan University in the capacity of Lecturer, Ayurveda Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal on W.H.O. fellowship. Held high positions in both modern and classical pharmacies. Translated "Vaidyak Paribhasha Pradeep" into English which was eventually published by Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan, Varanasi. Published more than 35 papers in various journals. Presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. Forthcoming Titles: (1) Parpati Kalpa A Pharmaceutical Dosage Form (2) Aliovedic Concepts of Zinc.
Dr. Vinaya Kumari Dhannapuneni W/o Dr. Parimi Suresh is born in Karim Nagar, Andhra Pradesh. Graduated from Sri Ananta Lakshmi Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College, Warangal. Stood 1st in 1st attempt in M.D. Entrances at B.H.U. Post graduated from BHU under great stalwart in the field of Prasuti & Stree Roga Prof. P.V. Tewariji and received Doctorate in Prasuti in 1999. Served Tribhuvan University in the capacity of Lecturer, Ayurved Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal on WHO fellowship. Also served BHU in the capacity of senior resident. Near about 15 papers were published in various journals. Presently working as I/C Head, Department of Prasuti & Stree Roga, A&U Tibbia College, New Delhi.