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...
Equal quantities of roots of chitraka, triphala, trikatu, biranga, musta, gajapippali, roots of pippali, ushira, devadaru, chitraka, bala, katuki, kantakari, seeds of sobhanjana, jastimadhu, and indrajava are to be mixed with iron and kajjali (black sulphuret of mercury), each equal in quantity to all the materials from “roots of chitraka” to “indrajava” combined. All these are then to be rubbed together with water, and made into pills, six raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures all sorts of fever and enlargement of spleen and liver.
This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (141): Lauha-samasta 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.