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 (163): Brihat-jvarantaka lauha

One tola in weight, each, of mercury, sulphur, jatikosa, and jatiphala; one fourth tola of gold, half a tola of iron and silver, each; one tola each of mica, bitumen, bhringaraja, musta, kesharaja, apamarga, lavanga, triphala, cardamom, roots of pippali, rock salt, bira-salt, sugar-like essence of guruchi, kantakari, garlic, dhanya, jira, black-jira, red sandal wood, devadaru, daruharidra, roots of kutaja, kirata-tikta, and bala; and two tolas of maricha are to be rubbed together with ginger juice, and made into pills three raktis in weight, each. This medicine is to be taken in the morning with honey. It cures all sorts of fevers, jaundice, anaemia, spermatorrhoea, chronic diarrhoea, etc. It is a good aphrodisiac.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Brihat-jvarantaka lauha’ 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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