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...
Powdered rajavarta, mixed with manas-shila, clarified butter, borax, cow’s milk, cow’s curd, cow’s urine, and cow’s stool, is to be boiled with a sufficient quantity of buffalo’s milk in an iron pot and made into a lump. This is to be heated by means of a fire made of khadira wood, resulting in essence of rajavarta coming out of the lump.
This concludes ‘Extraction of essence of Rajavarta’ 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.