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...

Part 6 - Treatment for fever with diarrhea (5): Gagana-sundara rasa

Equal quantities of borax, cinnabar, sulphur, and mica are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for three days, with the juice of dugdhika. Pills are then to be made, two raktis in weight, each. Accompaniment, three raktis of white resin and a little of honey. This medicine cures all sorts of fevers with diarrhoea and dysentery, and colic due to mucus. It increases power of digestion. Diet, butter-milk, goat's milk (duly boiled and cooled).

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Gagana-sundara 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.