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 katuki, koshataki, danti, patola, indra-baruni, katu-tumbi, deva-dali, white gunja, and maha-kala—all of these are purified by the juice of amalaki. Seeds of karanja and karanji (visa-karanja) are purified by the juice of bhringa-raja.
Gunja and the other seeds are purified by human urine, not mixed with salt. Seeds of vilba and bhallataka are purified by cocoa-nut water.
This concludes ‘Purification of Katuki and various other 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.