Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances

by Bhudeb Mookerjee | 1938 | 47,185 words | ISBN-10: 8170305829 | ISBN-13: 9788170305828

This third volume of the Rasa-jala-nidhi deals with purification techniques of the Seven Metals (sapta-dhatu) and various Gems (ratna). It also deals with substances such as Alkalis (kshara), Salts (lavana), Poisions (visha) and Semi-poisions (upavisha) as well as various alcholic liquors. The Rasa-jala-nidhi (“the ocean of Iatrochemistry, or, che...

Part 9 - Test of incinerated iron

Incinerated iron, mixed with honey and clarified butter, is to be confined in a silver samputa, and subjected to heat by puta. If in so doing, the quantity of the silver does not undergo any diminution, the ashes of the iron are to be considered actually incinerated and incapable of being restored to their original condition of un-incinerated iron. In case, the silver is found short of the original quantity, the iron is to be considered un-incinerated and capable of being restored to its original condition. In that case, it is to be incinerated again.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Test of incinerated iron’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: 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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