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...
Diamond of excellent quality is to be put inside the tuber of vyaghri (red eranda plant or kantakari).
This is to be covered on all sides with the stool of a she-buffalo, and burnt by means of a fire made of cow-dung calces burning the whole night, at the close of which the diamond is to be immersed into horse’s urine. This process is to be performed seven nights resulting in the purification of the diamond.
Diamond is purified, if it is kept inside a lime fruit and boiled for three days by means of a Dola-Yantra with a decoction of meghanada, shami, shyama, shringi, madana, kodrava, kulattha, vetasa, agastya, (vasaka or vaka), and nirgundi, mixed with a sufficient quantity of water.
Diamond is purified, if it is kept inside the tuber of a vyaghri plant coated on all sides with mud, heated by puta for twenty four hours, and then immersed into horse’s urine or milk of snuhi.
This concludes ‘Purification of Diamonds’ 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.