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...
Four tola’s, each, of jatiphala, lavanga, musta, guratwak, ela, borax, hingu, jira, tejapatra, jamani, shunthi, rock-salt, iron, mica, mercury, sulphur, and copper, and eight tolas of maricha are to be rubbed with goat’s milk or juice of amalaki, and made into pills, three raktis in weight, each. Eighteen of such pills should be taken by a patient (one to three being taken a day, as necessary). This medicine cures weakness of the digesting heat, mucus, cholera, enlarged spleen, gulma, udara-rogas, asthila, grahani, and many other diseases.
This concludes ‘Nripati-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.