rasashastra

rasashastra (räˈ·sä·shäsˑ·tr),

n branch of Ayurveda that deals with the preparation of mineral- and inorganic-based drugs, their properties, and therapeutic uses.
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Objective: The project will examine the histories of yoga, ayurveda and rasashastra (Indian alchemy and iatrochemistry) from the tenth century to the present, focussing on the disciplines~ health, rejuvenation and longevity practices.
Our hypothesis is that practices aimed at achieving health, rejuvenation and longevity constitute a key area of exchange between the three disciplines, preparing the grounds for a series of important pharmaceutical and technological innovations and also profoundly influencing the discourses of today~s medicalized forms of globalized yoga as well as of contemporary institutionalized forms of ayurveda and rasashastra.