Department of Rasa Sastra, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar 361 008, India
Harishankar Sharma Department of Rasa Sastra, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar 361 008 India
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The paper deals with the historical development of Rasasastra in Medieval period. Knowledge of Rasa has been in existence from the time immemorial. Exploration of natural resources for the benefit of human beings is the object of this therapy. It is a medical science recognized during vedic periods for the betterment of even Devas. Medieval period can be treated as a golden age for the development of this science. Looking at its aim and objects, methodology and therapeutics, it was recognized as a medical science with an independent philosophical background in 14th century, by Madhavacharya in his Sarva Darsana Samgraha.