I am very happy to learn that the great treatise
entitled Vaidya Chintamani
written by Vallabhacharya at 15th A.D., has been
edited and translated by Dr. K. Rama Chandra Reddy, Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical
The system of Ayurveda, although at present mainly
con- fined to India, had a much wider recognition and prevalence in the past,
since the time start of Human civilization and Vedic period. This system has
undergone many vicissitudes in the course of its long and cherished history.
Moreover, it still remains the mainstay of medical relief to the majority of
the people in this country. The extensive use of herbs, minerals and animal
products has recently attracted large International attention towards Ayurveda.
In the modern context it is necessary to standardize the formulations for the
purpose of maintaining their quality, reproducibility and efficacy.
The Vaidya Chintamani, a treatise of Ayurveda which was originated
from Andhra Pradesh, incorporates very significant formulations of Ayurveda.
The present edited and translated exposition of Vaidya
Chintamani not only contains botanical, chemical and
scientific nomenclature of all the ingredients of different formulations but
also explains the method of preparation, dose and therapeutic uses of Ayurvedic
medicines. I hope that this book will not only influence the readers, but the
researchers will also take benefit of this.
I, on behalf of Banaras Hindu University, extend my
hearties congratulation to everyone associated with publication of this book
and convey my best wishes for successful publication of the book.
Vaidya Cintamani written by Yallabhacarya or Vallabhendra is an important great treatise of Ayurveda originated and popular in Andhrapradesh (South India). It is a famous book of Ayurveda also fallowed in various
other parts of the country apart from its popularity in Andhrapradesh.
It is found that, many of the Vaidyas practicing Ayurveda in
the rural areas of Andhrapradesh are some what religiously following the medicines and
therapeutic procedures mentioned in Vaidya Cintamani and they keep a copy of a Vaidya Cintamani with
Just like Caraka Samhita,
Susruta Samhita, Bhavaprakasa and Sarangadhara Samhita, the Vaidya Cintamani fulfils all the components
which are essential for Ayurvedic
physicians. Because of this reason by following this book the complete
practice of Ayurveda can be
done by Ayurvedic physicians 'in
those days. As it is stated in this book This book includes many large number
of Ayurvedic formulations with
the details of their ingredients, method of preparation, mode of
administration, anupana and dose etc. details are very
elaborative. Because of this reason it is also incorporated in the
authoritative book list of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 [(No-35, The first schedule, Section-S a) A-2-Ayurvedic and Siddha systems]. This indicates the importance of
formulations mentioned in this. book.
Many number of formulations belonging to Vaidya Cintamani like
Mahakanaka sundara Rasa, Rajamrgankha Rasa, Sutika bharana Rasa, Swasa kuthara Rasa, Vata Raksasam etc. are incorporated in the
official Pharmacopoeia i.e. Pharmacopoeia in Ayurveda, Part-I, Indian Medicine
Department, Govt. of Andhrapradesh.
Apart from this another important Formulary i.e. Vaidya yogaratnavali (Formu- lary of Ayurvedic
medicines) incorporates the formula of Draksadi cicma, Ardrakandava lehya, Swarnakravyadi Rasa, Krmimudgara
Rasa, Rajamrgankha Rasa, Sannipata
bhairava Rasa (Maha), Sidakuthara Rasa, Siuikabharana
Rasa, Svarna kravyadi Rasa,
Swasa kuthara Rasa, Vata raksasa Rasa, Vanga bhasma from Vaidya Cintamani.
The product information booklet (Therapeutic index),
Ayurvedic pharmacy, T.T.D., Tirupati also incorporates the formula of Usiradi curna from
Therapeutic index of Manphar Ayurvedic drugs Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada also incorporates the
formula of Aswagandha Rasayana, Avipattikara
curna, Citrakadivati, Yogaraja guggulu,
Simhanada guggulu, Bhringiimalaka taila, Ingelika (Hingula) bhasma,
Loha bhasma, Tamra bhasma, Vanga
bhasma, Icchabhedi Rasa, Krimikuthara Rasa, Krimimudgara
Rasa, Bhedi Jwarankusa
Rasa, Bilwa taila, Gandhaka taila, Patoladi kasayam, Candraprabha vati, Maricyadhi curnam, Bhallataka haritakyadi, Rasnadi kasayam, Yatari Rasa, Erandadi gutika, Sitari Rasa, Aditya Rasa,
Kravyadi Rasa, Triphaladi guggulu from Vaidya Cintamani.
Therapeutic index of Sri Venkateswara Ayurveda Nilayam Ltd., Chintaluru,
East Godavari Dt., A.P. also incorporates the formula of Mahakanakasindura
Rasa, Swarnasuryavarti, Navalohacintamani,
Rasa, Kant avallabha-Rasa, Yyadhiharana
Rasa, Premaha candrakala Rasa, Yatavidhwamsana Rasa, Sodhariloha,
Paityantaka Rasa, Sulakuthara
Rasa, Kravyada Rasa, Hikkantaka
Rasa, Yatagajankusa Rasa, Agnitundivati,
Siaikavinoda Rasa, Sukhavirecana
vati, Bolabaddha vati, Hingwadi vati, Sitajwarankusam, Swarna bhasma, Vanga bhasma, Silajit
Mahakhandadraka lehya, Vatari taila, Bhrngiimalaka
taila, Aswagandha curna, Rasothamadilepam,
Yranantakalepom from Vaidya Cintamani.
Therapeutic index of Imis
pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Undavalli, Guntur, A.P.
also incorporates the formula of Garudanjanam Maha paithyantaka Rasa, Laghu vataraksasam, Sula kutharam, Swasa kuthara Rasa, Suvarna kravyiula Rasa, Pravala bhasma, Rajata bhasma, Vanga bhasma, from Vaidya Cintamani.
Another important famous book of Andhra region i.e. Basava Rajiyam
mentions lot of
references from Vaidya Cintamani. The author of Basava Rajiyam, i.e. Nilakantha
Basava Rajic starts the Basava Rajiyam
with the same Mangalacarana, which was already mentioned
as Mangalacarana of Vaidya Cintamani.
Basava Raju mentioned that, he has taken references from
previous books under which Vaidya Cintamani also one of the important book (As mentioned
in the Sloka Apart from this it is also
evident that, many number of formulations belonging to Vaidya Cintamani
in Basava Rajiyam.
Thus indicates the popularity of Vaidya Cintamani
region as it is widely referred and adopted by many practitioners of South
The author of Vaidya Cintamani i.e. Vallabhacarya proved himself an eminent
scholar of Ayurveda with special reference to Bhaisajya Sastra by mentioning a number of efficacious formulations, therapeutic
procedures, dietic advises and restrictions for the
purpose of curing various disease conditions. I consider this book a perfect
rendering. Vaidva Cintamani is
a work originally” found in Sanskrit written
by Indrakantha Yallabhachdrya, though
this work is in Sanskrit, it is
found that the author belongs to Andbrapradesh. It
can be considered that the Vaidya Cintamani as a bilingual work and the contents was
presented both in Sanskrit and
Telugu language. The script of the treatise is Telugu,
where as the language of the Sloka is Sanskrit. This statement is
strengthened by finding the popularity of this book in Andhrapradesh.
At the same time many of the terminology belonging to Telugu language are
mentioned in this book e.g. Goranta for
Vaidya Cintamani was written in 15th A.D. The author of this book is Indrakantha Vallabhacarya or
Vallabha or Vallabhendra and he was the son of Sri Amareswara bhatta in Andhra Pradesh. Author is famous by the
name of Yallabhacarya. The author of this book i.e. Vallabhacarya or Vallabha or Vallabhendra was considered as a great Ayurveda Vaidya of
his times in the history of Ayurveda. This
statement is suported by below mentioned Sloka.
Panca Laksana Nidana (Five means of
diagnosis of a disease)
Jwara (Fever) Prakaranam
(septic fevers) Prakaranam
Ksaya (Pthisis) Prakaranam
Pandu Roga (Anaemia) Prakaranam
Sopha (Oedema) Prakaranam
Rakta pitta (Bleeding disorder) Prakaranam
Kasa (Cough) Prakaranam
Swasa (Dyspnoea) Prakaranam
Hikka (Hiccup) Prakaranam
(Hoarseness of voice) Prakaranam
(Urinary obstruction) Prakaranam
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