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 (23): Nava-jvara-hara rasa

Equal quantities of mercury, sulphur, aconite, shunthi, pippali, maricha, haritaki, bibhitaki, amalaki and croton seeds are to be rubbed together with the juice of dronapuspi. The compound is then to be dried and heated by labakaputa (see page 298, vol. I). It is then to be rubbed with water and made into pills, two raktis in weight, each. It cures nava-jvara.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Nava-jvara-hara 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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