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 2 - Purification and extraction of essence from tubari

Tubari is purified, if kept immersed for three days in kanji. It emits an essence, if rubbed with ksharas and amlas and then heated. Essence is also obtained, if it is subjected to bhavana with cow’s biles and then heated. The process as to how this essence is made to transform metals is a secret one.

The essence of tubari is called sphatika, which is purified by being melted over fire.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Purification and extraction of essence from tubari’ 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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