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 of Hingula (cinnabar)

First process.

Hingula is purified, if subjected to bhavana for seven times with the juice of ginger or lakucha.

Second process.

Hingula is purified, if it is rubbed for seven times with the juice of the amlavarga and buffaloe’s milk, and dried each time it is so rubbed.

Third process.

Hingula is purified, if it is subjected to bhavana for seven times with ram’s milk and the juice of the amla varga.

Fourth process.

Hingula is purified, if it is boiled in a Dola-yantra with lime juice, and then subjected to bhavana for seven times with goat’s urine.

(Fifth process.)

Hingula is purified, if it is boiled for three days in a Dola-yantra with the juice of jayanti leaves, or in urine, or in kanji, or in lemon juice.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Purification of Hingula (cinnabar)’ 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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