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.

Manas-shila is purified, if subjected to bhavana for seven times, with the juice of agasta leaves, or of ginger.

Second process.

Manas-shila is purified and, as such, may be used in all sorts of diseases, if boiled in a Dola-yantra with the juices of jayanti, bhringaraja, and red agastya, for three hours, and with goat’s urine for another three hours, and then washed with aranala.

Third process.

Manas-shila is purified, if it is boiled in a Dola-yantra with the juices of bhringaraja, agastya, jayanti, and ardraka.

Fourth process.

Manas-shila is purified, if it is boiled with goat’s urine for three days, by means of a Dola-yantra, and then subjected to bhavana for seven times with goat’s bile.

Fifth process.

Manas-shila is purified, if it is subjected to bhavana for seven times with lime water.

Sixth process.

Manas-shila is purified, if subjected to bhavana for seven times with the juice of baka leaves or of ginger.=

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Purification of manas-shila’ 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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