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 (144): Sarva-jvara-hara lauham

Eight tolas in weight of iron, three tolas of mercury, three tolas of sulphur, and one tola, each, of tirphala, trikatu, biranga, musta, gajapippali, roots of pippali, haridra, daru-haridra, and roots of chitraka are to be rubbed together with ginger juice, and made into pills, two raktis in weight, each. Accompaniment, honey and ginger juice. It cures all sorts of fever and enlargement of spleen.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Sarva-jvara-hara lauham’ 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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