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 (124): Tryahikari rasa

One part each of mercury, sulphur, realgar, and orpiment, four parts of ativisa, two parts of iron, and half a part of silver are to be rubbed together with the juices of bark of nimba and leaves of aparajita, and made into pills, three raktis in weight, each. Accompaniment, honey and decoction of ativisa This medicine cures tritiyaka (see page. 40) and all other chronic fevers.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Tryahikari 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.