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 2 - Lavana (2): Saindhava (rock-salt)

Saindhava is a rock-salt found in the sind and the Punjab. It is digestive, producing a cooling effect in the system, saltish-sweet in taste, light, soft, increaser of power of digestion and liking for food, beneficial to eye-sight, increaser of semen, pacifier of the three doshas, capable of entering everywhere into the system, and destroyer of constipation and boils.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Saindhava (rock-salt)’ 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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