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To understand the basics of ancient Ayurvedic drug formulations through standard texts such as Bhaishajya Kalpana & Sarangadhara Samhitha.
Through this course students will get both theoretical and practical knowledge of various drug dosage forms and preparation of different traditional medicines such as Kashya (decotions), Lehyas (creams/ointments), oils infused with medicinal values etc.
Definition and description of Bhaishajya Kalpana
Mana paribhasha (Introduction, measurements given in AFI- I)
Collection, storage and preservation of raw material
Principles and procedures in mixtures, solutions.
Principles and procedures in Churnas, Kwath churnas, Powders (Bhasmas etc.).
Emulsions external preparations, suppositories, basti, asavarishta, vati, gutika etc
Description of Asavarista method, parikshavidhi, dosage
The concept of anupana
1. Preparation of Kwatha/Kashya
2. Quality parameters of Kashaya
3. Preparation of Medicated Taila/Oils
4. Preparation of Medicated Lehya
5. Preparation of Asava and Arista.
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry and Extraction technologies