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DEPARTMENT OF RASASHASTRA & BHAISAJYA KALPANA

Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana is a combined branch of Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceuticals, Neutraceuticals and Pharmacology. Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana is the potential branch deals with selection of genuine raw drugs, their collection, processing of poisonous herbs, manufacture of herbal, herbo-mineral, herbo-metallic formulations and their therapeutic indications, dose, vehicle and diet.

Knowledge of Ayurvedic Pharmacy encompasses field identification of medicinal plants and other natural substances, collection and storage procedures of raw materials, preliminary processing of raw drugs, elaborate and sophisticated methods of pharmaceutical processing and preservation of prepared medicines. Pharmacy in Ayurveda essentially involves extraction of essential principles from the natural world in aqueous, fatty or alcoholic medium through a systematic process of cooking and their conversion into suitable dosage forms. In keeping with tradition, this department gives shape to the Ayurvedic physician who does not merely prescribe finished medicines, but is also capable of formulating and preparing medicines according to the specific needs of a patient.

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