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 brass, kanta iron, essence of mica,—all equal in quantity to trikatu, biranga, palasha seeds, vana-jamani, chitraka roots, bhallataka oil, and tila (sesamum)—all of these are to be mixed together and taken in doses of one fourth of a tola a day, It cures worms, leprosy, and leucoderma. It increases appetite and power of digestion.
This concludes ‘Use of brass’ 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.