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 (69): Sannipata-gajankusha rasa

Equal quantities of mercury, sulphur, copper, mica, langali, roots of chitraka, hingu bandhya-karkotaki, leaves of patola, leaves of nirgundi, sugandha (tulasi leaves), leaves of nimba, patha, the three alkalis (viz. java-kshara, sarji-kshara, and borax, combined), aconite, bola, dhutura, tanduliyaka, shringi poison, and sugar like essence of flowers or fruits of madhuka, are to be rubbed with the juice of lime fruit, and made into pills, one fourth of a tola each. This medicine cures even abhinyasa (the worst type of sannipatika fever, including menengites), attended with perspiration and heating sensation.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Sannipata-gajankusha 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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