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...

Powders of haritaki, saindhava, shunthi, white jeera—each equal in quantity; and trivrit, double the quantity of each of the above-mentioned, should be subjected to bhavana with the juice of lemon. Dose—1 rakti, to be gradually increased to 12 raktis, which should not exceed on any account. This medicine causes movement of the bowels in due time, lightness of the stomach, freedom of the belching (of wind from the stomach) from acidity and toxin, comforts of the limbs, and cheerfulness of the mind.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Siddhi sara’ 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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