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 58 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (30): Vahni-dipana rasa

One part, each, of silver, pearls, gold, and iron; two parts of sulphur, and three parts of mercury are to be rubbed together with the juice of the leaves of kapittha, put inside a deer’s horn, and heated by Gajaputa. When cooled, the compound is to be taken out, powdered, and subjected to bhavana, for seven times, with the juice of bala; and for three times, each, with the juices of each of the following, in succession:—apamarga, lodhra, ativisa, musta, dhataki flower, seeds of kutaja, and guruchi. Pills are then to be made, six raktis in weight, each, to be taken with honey and powdered maricha. This medicine euros diarrhoea and grahani.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for chronic diarrhea (30): Vahni-dipana 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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