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 31 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (3): Suvarna-sundara rasa

Equal quantities of cinnabar, maricha, sulphur, pippali, borax, aconite, and seeds of dhutura are to be rubbed together with the decoction of bhanga for three hours, and made into pills, two raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures diarrhoea, weakness of the digesting heat, fever and diarrhoea, however malignant. Diet, curd or butter-milk, with boiled rice.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Suvarna-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.

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