[Year:2020] [Month:January-March] [Volume:4] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:44 - 50]
Background: Rayasam Peraya\'s Vaidyasaramu is a valuable Ayurvedic text written in Telugu verses. It is a popular Ayurvedic text with simple and unique formulations. In the old Andhra region, the Siddha tradition was very popular. Nagarjuna and other Siddha physicians, belonging to this place, influenced Ayurvedic scholars of this region, and they became well versed in using mercury, poisons, and other metals, minerals, gems, etc., in purified and incinerated form along with herbal drugs. The present text represents such Ayurvedic tradition mingled with the Siddha tradition.
Aim: To highlight the content of Rayasam Peraya\'s Vaidyasaramu and draw the attention of scientific fraternity for further research and utilization of its unique formulations.
Review results: Unique formulations with clinical significance are highlighted in this paper. Tiktakoshataila, Hanumantataila, Angarakataila, Kadalikandaghrita, Ramasitadi Churna, Ashvattadi Churna, Hayavati Churna, Vamanadi Churna, etc. are some examples. Certain variations in disease descriptions in comparison to popular Ayurvedic texts are also highlighted.
Conclusion: This text comprises the author\'s formulations and compilation of certain popular Ayurvedic texts. This medical text described in Telugu Chhandas verses is our pride to show that we had our beautiful past which is forwarded to the future with intensified fragrance. Research on unique formulations may give leads to clinical studies.
Clinical significance: The text describes purification and incineration of many metals, mercury, gems, poisonous substances, and their usage in various diseases. Medically, it is an important text because of unique, simple, and useful formulations with clinical significance. Certain disease descriptions like the types of diseases mentioned in this text are different in comparison to popular classical Ayurvedic texts like Brihatrayi and Laghutrayi. Further study may reveal new diseases in comparison to disease descriptions of contemporary medical sciences.