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...

First process.

Tuttha is purified, if it is rubbed with the juice of lime fruit and subjected to laghu-puta, and then subjected to bhavana for three times with curd water.

Second process.

Tuttha is purified, if it is rubbed with the stools of cat and pigeon, and then subjected to laghu-puta for three times, after having been rubbed with one tenth its weight of tankana, curd, and honey, respectively.

Third process.

Tuttha is purified and deprived of its properties of causing vomiting and giddiness, if it is subjected to puta for three times, after having been rubbed with an equal quantity of the stool of cat, one fourth its quantity of tankana, and a little of honey.

Fourth process.

Tuttha is purified, if it is rubbed with half its weight of sulphur, and then subjected to puta, as many times as necessary, for the removal of vomiting and giddiness.

Fifth process.

Tuttha is purified, if it is saturated with the amla-varga (see page 301, vol. I) and with oil, or clarified butter, and then boiled for one day in the urines of horse and cow, in a Dola-yantra.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Purification of tuttha’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory. 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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