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 56 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (28): Grahani-gajendra rasa

Equal quantities of mercury, sulphur, iron, burnt conch-shells, borax, hingu. shathi, talishapatra, musta, dhanya, jira, rock-salt, dhataki flower, ativisa, shunt hi, condensed powder of carbon deposited by smoke emited by fire prepared from cowdung, husks, wood, or charcoal, haritaki, bhallataka, teja-patra, jati-phala, hivanga, guratwak, ela, balaka, bilva methi, and bhanga are to be rubbed together with goat’s milk, and made into pills twelve raktis, each, to be taken with goat’s milk. This medicine cures grahani, diarrhoea, colic, amlapitta, gulma. anemia, itches kusthu, worms, erysipelas, and dislocation of the rectum.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Grahani-gajendra 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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