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 (170): Chandrodaya rasa

Equal quantities of mercury, sulphur, tin, and mica, are to be mixed together (by rubbing mercury, first of all. with the tin and then with sulphur, and last of all with mica) and rubbed with lime juice, and heated by laghu-puta. This rubbing and heating is to bo performed for seven times. The compound is then to be subjected to bhavana with the juice of kanya, for seven times, and heated each time, as before. It is next to be subjected to bhavana, for seven times, with the decoction of roots of chitraka and heated each time, as before. Accompaniments, molasses with powdered jira in jirna-jvara; juice of kanya with honey in asthma and cough; decoction of triphala with honey in insanity; and decoction of guruchi with honey in titanus.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Chandrodaya 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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