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 14 - Ganja (Cannabis indica)

Ganja is a flower of a kind of jaya. It possesses, in excess, all the merits and demerits of jaya. One who wishes to live a happy life should not take (drink or smoke) ganja.

The exudation, juice, or tincture of ganja is commonly called “charas”. It is horribly injurious and should he avoided altogether.

Remedy of gunja poison: First process.

Troubles due to gunja poison are remedied by drinking the juice of meghanada, mixed with sugar, and then drinking milk.

Second process.

The following removes speedily the troubles due to gunja poison:—honey, dates, grapes, tamarind, sour pomegranates, par us ha fruits, and amalaki, all rubbed together and taken internally.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Ganja (Cannabis indica)’ 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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