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 (116): Suvarnadi rasa

Equal quantities of gold, rasa sindura, coral, tin, iron, copper, tejapatra, jamani, shunthi, rock salt, maricha, kustha, khadira, haridra daruharidra, rasanjana, and copper pyrites are to be rubbed together with water and made into pills, two raktis in weight, each. This medicine is to be taken in the morning. It cures all sorts of fever.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (116): Suvarnadi 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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