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 (112): Jvaranisudana rasa

One tola each of mercury and sulphur, half a tola each of shunthi, borax, orpiment, and aconite are to be rubbed together, and subjected to bhavana, for three days, with the juice of bhringaraja leaves. Pills are then to be made, on the fourth day, two raktis in weight each. Accompaniment, honey and powdered pippali. It cures visama-jvara.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jvaranisudana 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.