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 (123): Jvara-kunjara-parindra rasa

One tola in weight of mercury in swoon (i.e. kajjali or rasa sindura), half a tola of mica, and two tolas each of silver, copper pyrites, cinnabar, calamine (or zinc), copper, pearls, coral, iron, bitumen, red ochre, realgar, sulphur, and copper sulphate are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for three times, each, with the juice of each of the following, in succession:—kshirika, tulasi, punarnaba, agnimantha, amalaki, devadali, katuki, padma guruchi, langali. lata kasturi (jyotismati), mudga parni, and prasarini. Dose, four raktis each, to be taken with honey and juice of betel leaves. This medicine cures all sorts of fever, asthma cough, spermatorrhoea, anaemia, dropsy, jaundice, chronic diarrhoea, and wasting diseases with symptoms.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jvara-kunjara-parindra 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.

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