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 (155): Himangshu-shekkara rasa

Equal quantities of kajjali (black sulphuret of mercury, containing equal quantities of mercury and sulphur, rubbed together) incinerated mercury, gold silver iron, mica, copper, essence of orpiment (or, arsnic, duly purified in the same way as orpiment), tin. pearls coral, and copper pyrites are to be mixed together and subjected to bhavana, for three times each, with the juice or decoction of each of the following, in succession:—leaves of nirgundi betel leaves kakamachi, parpata, triphala, leaves of karabella, dashamula, punarnava, guruchi, roots of vasaka. bhringaraja, and kesharaja. Pills are then to be made, one rakti in weighty each. Accompaniment powdered pippali with old molasses It cures all sorts of fevers.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for fever (155): Himangshu-shekkara 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.

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