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 3 - Incineration of White Diamonds

First process.

Diamond of white colour is incinerated, if it is heated by Gajaputa, after having been coated on all sides with a paste made of asvattha, vadari (plum), jhinti, makshika, and shell of crab, all rubbed together with an equal quantity of milk of snuhi.

Second process.

Diamond of white colour is incinerated, if it is subjected to heat by puta after having been kept inside a lump made of patala-garuri, sulphur, and orpiment, rubbed with the juice of plums, and then subjected to bhavana, first, with the juice of asvattha and then with blood (preferably bug’s blood).


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Incineration of White 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.

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