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.


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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