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 10 - Semi-poison (10): Nirvisa

It is a kind of grass of the appearance of mustaka. It generally grows in such places as land-marks of agricultural fields.

This grass is pungent, cool, and healer of ulcers. It pacifies kapha, vayu, impurities of the blood, and various kinds of poison. It cures head-ache immediately, if it is made to touch the skin of the fore-head by being drawn across it for three times beginning with the side of the left ear to that of the right ear.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Nirvisa’ 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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