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...

Treatment for fever (14): Sarva-jvarari rasa

An equal quantity of orpiment, copper, iron, mercury, copper sulphate, mica, load-stone (kanta iron), lead, and root of punarnava, pestled with water, arc to be rubbed together with the juice of leaves of each of the following:—bhringaraja, kantakari, punarnava, and paribhadra. The product is then to be put upon an earthen basin covered by another, the joint being cemented by mud, etc. When dried, the medicine contained in the earthen basins is to be heated by means of the third kind of bahika yantra (vide page 260, Vol. I). This medicine also cures all sorts of fevers.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Sarva-jvarari rasa’ 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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