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...
Makshika as well as bimala is first of all to be put inside the tuber of a shuranara, and then boiled with each of the following:—cow’s urine, aranala, oil, cow’s milk, banana plant juice, decoction kulattha, and decoction of kodrava.
Bimala is purified, if boiled with the decoction of basaka.
Bimala may be purified, if boiled well with banana plant juice.
Bimala, as well as other metals, is purified, if boiled with the juice of a lime fruit or of meshashrihgi.
This concludes ‘Purification of Bimala’ 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.