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 (148): Jaya-mangala rasa

One eighth tola, each, in weight of mercury, sulphur, borax, copper, tin, copper pyrites, rock salt, and maricha, one fourth tola of gold, and one eighth tola, each, of iron and silver are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for three times, each, with the following, in succession:—juice of dhutura leaves, juice of shephali leaves, decoction of the dashamula, and decoction of kiratatikta. Fills are then to be made, two raktis in weight each. Accompaniment, honey with powdered jira. It cures all sorts of fever It is a good medicine for strength and nutrition. (Some are of opinion that the text in Sanskrit is to be so interpreted as to mean two tolas of gold, one tola of iron, and one tola of silver, in the above recipe).

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jaya-mangala 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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