AYURVEDA, or the science of
life , is more than a system of medical treatment. AYURVEDA
also maintains heath by proper use of dietetics, physical
exercise, positive, unselfish thought, fresh air, heat and
It has been unreservedly admitted by all unbiased Eastern
and western research scholars that AYURVEDA in all its aspects,
including its copious materia medica, has been fountain source
or mother of all other medical system of the world.
Dr. Geo E. Clarke, M.A.,M.D., Philadelphia
“I would rather trust ancient Hindu practice than the
allopathic practice of what we are wont to learn in this enlightened
age. If the physicians of the present day would drop from
the pharmacopoeia, all the modern drugs and chemicals, and
treat their patients according to the method of “CHARAK”,
there would be less work for undertakers and few chronic invalids
in the world.”
The human body contains some chemical elements, which are
to be found in the human body. The trace elements are distributed
throughout the tissues of the body in very small amounts and
are essential for the nutrition of the body.
Nine such elements are now recognized by the scientists;
Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum,
Selenium and Zinc.
No wonder AYURVEDA has always
taken recourse to calxes of precious and other metals for
dealing with certain deficiency diseases. Calxes of Gold,
silver, copper and iron are widely used.
All these, herbo-mineral medicaments are “GEM”,
and each medicine has its precise pathological complex of
symptoms, for which, it has been used exclusively.
The ancient AYURVEDA scientists have developed an artistic
method for their application and to get relief from the diseases
and to achieve PROSPARITY, INTELECT, BRAVERY and LONGEVITY.
It is in the sphere of “RASAYANA”(
MEDICINES) and various “BHASMA” (CALXES), that
AYURVEDA has proved its superiority, maintenance of bodily
and mental vigor, the main objective of the “RASAYANA”,
is possible only through recourse of AYURVEDA.
Most of vast knowledge from AYURVEDIC pharmacopoeia, has
yet remained unexplored. Similarly deeper insights Ayurvedic
pharmaceutics, may reveal exiting opportunities. Use of metals
feared so far, in fact has Possibilities to provide potent
medicine of future.