Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa)

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...

Part 4 - Karpura-shilajatu (having the odour and appearance of camphor)

It is found in the shape of sands, is yellow-white in colour, and is efficacious in stricture, gleet, stone disease, spermatorrhoea, gonorrhoea, jaundice, and anemia. It is purified, if dissolved and boiled well with a decoction of ela. The sages have not considered it necessary to incinerate it, and to extract an essence from it.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Karpura-shilajatu (having the odour and appearance of camphor)’ 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.

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