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...
Incinerated mandura, mixed with an equal quantity of each of the following, and taken in doses of one kola (all combined) a day, cures pandu (anemia), shotha (dropsy), halima (jaundice of the worst type), urustambha (carbuncle in the thighs), kamala (jaundice), and arsha (piles):—trikatu, triphala, musta, biranga, chavya, chitraka, darvi, granthi, and deva-daru. Mandura, thus used, is called the hansa mandura. Butter-milk should be drunk after the medicine appears to have been digested in the stomach.
This concludes ‘Use of mandura’ 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.