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 (101): Ghora-nrisimgha rasa

One part of copper, two parts of iron, three parts of tin, four parts of mica, one part of coppor pyrites, one part of mercury, one part of sulphur, one part of realgar, four parts of black cobra poison, four parts of trikatu, twenty two parts of nux-vomica, and eighty-eight parts of aconite are to he rubbed together and subjected to bhavana with the biles of rohitu fish, buffalo, peacock, and boar. Pills are then to be made of the size, of a mustard seed, each, which are to be dried in the sun. One such pill is to be applied with cocoanut water. It cures all sorts of sannipatika fever, diarrhoea, and cough. The patient is to be allowed to drink water of a hundred cocoanuts and to cat boiled rice mixed with curd.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Ghora-nrisimgha 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.