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 (105): Kalanala rasa

One tola each of mercury, sulphur, mica, borax, realgar, cinnabar, black cobra poison, and gauri-pasana are to be rubbed together, subjected to bhavana with each of the following, in succession, and made into pills of the size of a mustard seed:—roots of langali, roots of ghosha (devadali), roots of red chitraka, tender bhumi-amalaki before the growth of flowers and fruits, juice of bhringaraja leaves, juice of dhutura leaves, biles of goat, boar, buffalo, peacock, rohita fish, and ginger juice. This medicine cures all sorts of sannipatika fever. Such cooling actions as referred to in the case of sannipata-sudana rasa are to be resorted to.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (105): Kalanala 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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