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 26 - Remedy of snake-bite

Kernel of jayapala seed (previously purified) is to be subjected to bhavana for 21 times with lemon juice. It is then to be made into pills. Such a pill, rubbed with man’s saliva, is to be put into the eyes, as a collyrium, of the man who has been bitten by a poisonous snake. By this, the man will be able to overcome snake-poison. Note: This subject will be dealt with elaborately in a subsequent volume in the chapter on treatment of poison.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Remedy of snake-bite’ 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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