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 - Medical appliance of shankha

Shankha cures all sorts of diseases, especially chronic diarrhoea, colic pain, acidity with biliousness, swelling of the belly with wind, spermatorrhoea, and heart disease. It also increases the power of digestion of food. It is a kshara, and has a cooling effect on the system. It removes looseness of stool even in chronic diarrhoea. It cures white blot in the eye, is a tonic, and cures pimples in the face of young men.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Medical appliance of shankha’ 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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