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 (104): Trailokya-chintamani rasa

Three parts of incinerated mercury, two parts of black cobra poison, six parts of aconite, one part each of orpiment, godanta, mica, copper sulphate, realgar, sulphur, borax, croton seeds, dhutura seeds, roots of danti, roots of karavira, and langali are to be rubbed together, and subjected to bhavana for seven times with the juice or decoction of roots of palasha. The substance is then to be rubbed with each of the following, in succession, and made into pills, one third of a rakti in weight, each:—decoction of roots of chitraka, juice of ginger, biles of fish, peacock, buffalo, goat, boar, and dundubha snake. The medicine is to be taken with cocoanut water, after which the patient is to chew betel leaves. Such cooling actions as referred to in the case of the fore-going few medicines are to be resorted to. This medicine cures all sorts of sannipatika fever.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Trailokya-chintamani 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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