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...
Equal quantities of cinnabar, sulphur, copper, maricha, pippali, aconite, sunthi, and black dhutura seeds (all finely powdered and sifted through a piece of cloth) are to be mixed together and subjected to bhavana with the decoction of bhanga for three times and made into pills, two raktis in weight each. This medicine is to be taken with a piece of betel leaf, after which a little of the decoction of arka leaves is to be drunk. This medicine cures fever due to an excess of the three doshas.
This concludes ‘Sannipata-surya 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.