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 4 - Incineration of Red Diamonds

First process.

Diamond of red colour is to be incinerated, if it is heated by Gajaputa, after having been coated on all sides with a paste made of karabira, mesha-shringi, vadara (plum), udumbara, all rubbed with an equal quantity of milk of arka plant,

Second process.

Diamond of red colour is incinerated, if it is subjected to heat by puta, after having been confined within a lump made of nila plant (indigo), powdered conch shell, manas-shila, earthworms, and shurana.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Incineration of Red Diamonds’ 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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