About the Book :
Loha Sarvasvam - a handbook for all Ayurvedists.
Loha Sarvasvam is one of jewels of Rasa Sastra.
A boon given to Rasa vaidyas.
About the Author :
The author Suresvaracarya. Has rightly named the book as Lohasarvasvam, for, it gives all the information of the four metals, purification, incineration, usage in various ailments, vehicles etc.
Four Bhasmas - Siddhamruta-an accomplished ambrosia the Bhasma of Iron;
Divyamruta - the Divine ambrosia, the Bhasma of Mica
Bhasma of Gold and copper and few other herbal drugs like Triphala Curna, Trikatu curna etc., are sufficient to become a successful Rasa Vaidya.
Loha sarvasvam is full of proven formulae that every practitioner can make and dispense. It is just a hand book for any Practitioner of ayurveda. This describes how the cheapest metal the Iron can be used to treat successfully many ailments.
Four bhasmas, dealt in this book are given in a most fascinating cyclic combinations and also as single drugs too.
Vaidya Pammi Satyanarayana Sastry's English translation is very lucid. Latin names for all the herbals were given for better understanding avoiding the confusing local and other names.
Glossary is added for the convenience of the practitioners, researchers and teachers.