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 (117): Ksemasundara rasa.

Equal quantities of copper, sulphur, mercury,.sulphur, copper pyrites, iron, silver, mica puspanjana, and mercury are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana with the decoction of bhunimbadigana (viz. kiratatikta, devadaru, shunthi, musta, katuki, indrajaba, dhanya, gajapippali, and the dashamula). Pills are then to be made two raktis in weight each, to be taken with the accompaniment of honey only. This medicine cures, all sorts of rheumatic fever and such chronic fevers as tritiyaka, chaturthaka, and fever due to the influence of evil spirits.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Ksemasundara 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.