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 47 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (19): Rajendra-vallabha rasa

One tola, each, of kanta-lauha (lode stone), mica, copper, pearls, copper-pyrites, gold,. silver, borax, karkata shringi, gaja-pippali, roots of danti, maricha, teja-patra, jamani, valaka, musta, shunthi, dhanya, rock-salt, camphor, viranga, roots of chitraka, acontie, mercury, and sulphur, two tola’s of roots of trivrit, eight tolas each, of lavanga, jatiphala, jatikosha, and guratwak; bira salt, half in quantity to all the above-named ingredients; and powdered small ela, half in quantity to all the above-named, including bira salt, are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for seven times each, with goat's milk and juice of matulunga. Pills are then to be made, ten raktis in weight, each, to be dried in a shady place. This medicine cures weakness of the digesting heat, graha of long standing attended with mucus, worms, anemia heart disease, acidity and biliousness, vomiting, enlargement of spleen, fistula, pills due to the excess of pitta, diabetes, colic, spermatorrea, erysipelas, leprosy, fever, structure, and cough due to consumption.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Rajendra-vallabha 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.