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.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Dosage of taking iron’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee’s Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances. 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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