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 5 - Dietary prescriptions when taking Gandhaka

First prescription.

One who takes purified gandhaka should avoid the following:—kshara, amla, oil, fermented liquids, fried and roasted food stuff, and pulses of all kinds.

Second prescription.

One who takes gandhaka should avoid the following:—salt, sour things, leaves of vegetables, pulses, intercourse with women, and travels, especially on horse back and in carriages.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Dietary prescriptions when taking Gandhaka’ 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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