Rasaratna Samuchchaya
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Rasaratna Samuchchaya

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Item Code: NAI253
Author: Dr. A.D. Satpute
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9788170842064
Pages: 331
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 570 gm
Preface

It is with great pleasure; I am presenting this English version of Rasaratnasamuchchaya, a unique 13th century classic, which is a treasure house of minerals and metals, and their therapeutical usage.

To my knowledge, this is the first and the only translation available in English, of this text. Hence I am sure; this would certainly fulfil the demand of such a translation. Though, there are few Hindi versions available, they are being referred with considerable difficulty, especially in southern parts of India. The present translation helps in removing such a difficulty.

Rasaratna Samuchchaya, as said above is a unique text dealing with minerals and metals. Hence this would be of greater interest for the Indologists, historians, metallurgists and geologists, all over India and abroad.

I would like to thank my students and colleagues, who have helped me in this venture throughout the course of its inception to completion. I also thank the proprietors of Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan for presentation and timely publication.

I am sure, this English version of Rasaratnasamuchchaya, which is in your hands, would shed a new light on the study of minerals and metals in Ayurveda.

 

Contents

 

Preface V
1. Parada (Mercury) 1
2. Maharasa 18
3. Uparasa & Sadharana Rasa 53
4. Ratnas (Gemstones) 85
5. Lohas (Metal) 107
6. Shishyopanayana 159
7. Rasashala (Pharmacy) 173
8. Paribhasha (Technical Terminology) 180
9. Yantra (Instruments) 204
10. Musha (Crucible) 223
11. Manaparibhasha (Measurements) 246
Glossary of Technical Terms 277
Glossary of Mineral Drugs 285
Glossary of Medicinal Plants 288
Glossary of Diseases 302
Weights and Measurements 305
Index of Technical Terms 307

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