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 (25): Chandraditya-rasa rasa

Equal quantities of copper sulphate, mercury, and sulphur are to be rubbed together, for three days, with lime-juice, and mixed with an equal quantity of powdered trikatu. Three raktis in weight of this medicine, taken with a piece of betel leaf, cures visama-jvara. Milk is to be taken a little after taking this medicine. In case of fever attended with a sensation of cold, this medicine is to be taken with ginger juice, butter milk being taken a little after the medicine. In ease of fever and colic of a woman, in her family way, this medicine is to be given with grape juice and suitable diet. Taken with the decoction of triphala, this medicine removes constipation. It cures colic if taken with lime-juice. In hysteria, this medicine is to be taken with decoction of triphala, and the body of the patient is to be rubbed with the juice of leaves or bark of nimba plant, mixed with clarified butter; the diet for such a patient should be boiled rice mixed with clarified butter. This medicine cures gulma (a kind of tumour in the abdomen), if taken with lime juice. In enlargement of spleen, it is to be given with hingu, (asafoetida) juice of tamarind and lemon juice, the diet being boiled rice mixed with butter milk. It helps retention of semen, taken with milk and sugar. The patient is to take molases to prevent vomiting which sometimes follows the taking of this medicine.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (25): Chandraditya-rasa rasa’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: 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.

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