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 (84): Jvara-matanga-keshari rasa

Six raktis each in weight of mercury, sulphur, orpiment, copper pyrites, trikatu, haritaki, jabakshara and svarjikshara combined, rock salt, seeds of nimba, nux-vomica, and roots of chitraka; twelve ractis in weight of seeds of dhutura', and the same quantity of aconite are to be rubbed together, subjected to bhavana with the juice of nirgundi leaves, and made into pills one and half rakti in weight each, to be taken with a little of hot water. It cures all sorts of fever, mucus, indigestion, jaundice, amemia, and all sort of udararoga. It is a laxative, increaser of power of digestion, and destroyer of an abnormal excess of the three doshas.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jvara-matanga-keshari 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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