Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry

by Bhudeb Mookerjee | 1938 | 52,258 words | ISBN-10: 8170305829 | ISBN-13: 9788170305828

This fourth volume of the Rasa-jala-nidhi deals with Rasa-chikitsa-vidya, also known a the science of Iatrchemistry (chemical medicine), a major branch of Ayurveda. It contains Ayurvedic treatments for Fever and Diarrhea. The Rasa-jala-nidhi (“the ocean of Iatrochemistry, or, chemical medicine) is a compendium of Sanskrit verses dealing with ancie...

Part 1 - Characteristics and symptoms of fever (jvara)

Symptoms of fever.

Absence of perspiration and heat all over the body are symptoms of fever.

Varieties of fever.

Fever is generally of three kinds, viz. nava-jvara (primary fever), visama-jvara (chronic fever), and ksaya-jvara (fever due to waste or consumption). It may also be classified as due to an excesss of vayu (wind), pitta (animal heat), kapha (phlegm), or a combination of two or three of these doshas (faults), as the case may be.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Characteristics and symptoms of fever (jvara)’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee’s Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry. 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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