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 10 - How to deprive the ashes of iron of the power of being restored to their original condition

(a) Ashes of iron, which can be restored to their original state, should be brought to a state in which it is impossible for them to be so restored, and this may be done, if the ashes are roasted with the panchamrita, viz. honey, clarified butter, gunja, tankana, and guggulu.

(b) Ashes of iron are to be rubbed in a hot mortar with cow’s ghee, sulphur, and juice of kanya for one day and then heated by Gajaputa, resulting in the ashes being incapable of being restored to the state of original iron.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘How to deprive the ashes of iron of the power of being restored to their original condition’ 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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