by Bhudeb Mookerjee | 1938 | 28,803 words | ISBN-10: 8170305829 | ISBN-13: 9788170305828
This second volume of the Rasa-jala-nidhi deals with the purification, incineration and medicinal uses of various minerals (uparasa), as well as preventing faults due to misuse. It is continued in the third volume which deals with the various metals. The Rasa-jala-nidhi (“the ocean of Iatrochemistry, or, chemical medicine) is a compendium of Sansk...
Essence of makshika is to be rubbed with mercury until the former disappears altogether. Sulphur is then to be rubbed similarly. Liquefied essence of mica is then to be mixed with the amalgam and made into a ball which is to be subjected to heat for twelve hours in a Lavana-yantra, by means of a mild fire. When cooled of itself, the product is to be taken out, and used in doses of one balla a day with the anupana of honey, trikatu, and bidanga. Thus used, it cures in a week, senility and all sorts of diseases including those which are very obstinate.
Liquefaction of essence of makshika.
Accompaniments of makshika.
Removal op evil effects caused by makshika, not properly purified.
The evil effects of makshika are removed by decoction of kulattha or of the bark of pomegranates.
This concludes ‘Use of essence of Makshika’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee’s Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa). The text includes treatments, recipes and remedies and is categorised as Rasa Shastra: an important branch of Ayurveda that specialises in medicinal/ herbal chemistry, alchemy and mineralogy, for the purpose of prolonging and preserving life.