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 23 - Treatment for diarrhea (14): Pratapa-bhairava rasa

Equal quantities of cinnabar, aconite, trikatu, borax, and sulphur arc to be rubbed together, for six hours, with the juice of lime fruit, and made into pills, one rakti in weight each. This medicine cures cough, asthma, diarrhoea, both acute and chronic, apoplexy, diseases due to the derangement of vayu, spermatorrhoea, indigestion, and loss of appetite.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for diarrhea (14): Pratapa-bhairava 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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