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 (115): Kasturi-bhusana rasa

One tola each of svarna-sindura, gold, iron, silver, musk, jatiphala, jatikosa, cloves, gokshara, camphor, mica, cardamoms, musali, and orpiment and two tolas each of copper, coral, incinerated mercury, pearls, copper pyrites, rajavarta, and copper sulphate are to be rubbed together and subjected to bhavana with the juice or decoction of each of the following:—leaves of nirgundi, bhargi, bark of vasaka, roots of arka and gokshura. Pills are then to be made one rakti in weight each. It cures all sorts of fevers.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (115): Kasturi-bhusana 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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