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 (165): Meghanada rasa (2)

Equal quantities of silver, bell-metal, mercury, and copper: and sulphur, equal in quantity to all of them, taken together, are to be rubbed with the juice of meghanada, and heated by gajaputa. The rubbing and heating are to be performed for six times. Bose, two raktis each, to be taken with a bit of betel loaf. This medicine cures visama-jvara. Diet, boiled rice with milk. In fever attended with diarrhoea a decoction of the following is to be drunk after taking this medicine:—shunthi, ativisa, musta, kiratatikta, guruchi, and kutaja—two tolas in all, to be boiled with thirty two tolas of water reducible to eight tolas. This medicine also cures navajvara, jirana-jvara, thirst, and sensation of heat.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Meghanada rasa (2)’ 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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