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 (64): Chintamani rasa

Equal quantities of mercury, aconite, sulphur, borax, copper, java-kshara, trikatu, orpiment, and triphala are to be rubbed together for a hundred times, and made into pills, one rakti In weight, each. One to four such pills, as considered necessary, maybe taken with powdered shunthi, cocoanut water being drunk after taking the medicine. In case of excessive movement of the bowels, boiled rice, washed with cold water and mixed with butter-milk, is to be given to the patient, who is also to drink butter-milk, mixed with powdered jira and rock-salt. This medicine cures sannipatika fever, jirna fever, visama fever, enlarged spleen, flatulence, cough, asthma, and indigestion.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (64): Chintamani 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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