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 12 - Dosage of taking iron
The following are the doses in which mercury, etc. are generally given:—mercury, one gunja a day; incinerated gold—one gunja a day; incinerated silver, 3 gunjas a day; incinerated copper, 2 gunjas a day; iron, mica, lead, tin, zinc, and other metals (each incinerated), six gunjas a day; incinerated bell-metal and brass—two gunjas a day; incinerated diamond, 2 javas a day; purified or incinerated haritala, seven javas a day. In especial cases, the physicians, having regard to the age and constitution of the patient, should use their own discretion in the matter of doses.
This concludes ‘Dosage of taking 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.