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...
Seeds of nimba (nimboo, according to another text) are purified by the decoction of apamarga. Seeds of shigru, karpasa (cotton), and apamarga are purified only by being dried in the sun. Seeds of aragbadha are purified by the decoction of indrabaruni. Seeds of jayapala (croton) by the decoction of the root of kanya, and the seeds of dhustura by the decoction of uttarabaruni including its roots.
This concludes ‘Purification of Nimba seeds’ 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.