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 - Semi-poison (3): Langali

Langali is laxative, It is efficacious in leprosy, dropsy, piles, boils, and colic, It contains kshara (alkali). It cures cough and worms. It is bitter, pungent, astringent, strong, warm, and light. It increases pitta and can cause abortion.

Purification of Langali.

Langali is purified, if kept immersed for one day in cow’s urine.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Semi-poison (3): Langali’ 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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