Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana
Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya kalpana (Iatrochemistry & Ayurvedic pharmaceutics) deals with preparation of herbomineral mediciences .This subject is concerned with 2nd professional undergraduate course. Rasashastra means Iatrochemistry. . This department deals with the drugs of mineral origin, their varieties, characteristics, processing techniques, properties and their therapeutic uses along with the descriptions of various apparatus, different kinds of furnaces, heating devices and heating schedules. Bhaishajya kalpana deals with identification, collection, selection of minerals and Herbs and the preparation if various dosage forms like tablets, Avaleha Asava, Arishta, powders.
Bhaishajya Kalpana is composed of two words, Bheshaja – Drug and Kalpana – Processing. Processing means Samskarana, which will be performed to establish the change in the qualities / properties of the drug either by inducing a new property or improving the existing one and finally making the drug safe and more effective.
This is one of the important subjects in Ayurveda as no branch can exist without medicines. So a safe and effective prepration of medicines are mandatory in order to cure and prevent diseases.
Facilities in the department
· Well designed Museum having specimens, different dosage form samples, models of equipments (yantra) and charts of various sizes.
· Well equipped Laboratory
· Departmental Library having Ayurvedic and modern books.
· Research lab for quality control.
· Good teaching pharmacy with required equipments.