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 59 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (31): Jatiphaladi rasa

One fourth tola, each, of mica, mercury, and sulphur are to be rubbed together to form a kajjali (black powder), with which is to be mixed one fourth tola, each, of jatiphala, shalmali bark, musta, borax, ativisa, jira, and maricha; and one sixteenth tola of aconite. The compound is then to be rubbed and subjected to bhavana with the juices of the leaves of each of the following, in succession:—nirgundi, bhanga, jambu, jayanti, pomegranates, kesharaja, patha, and bhringaraja. Pills are then to be made, six raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures grahani, cough, and amlapitta. It increases power of digestion. The fallowing are prohibited at the time of taking this medicine:—fried fish, fish white-coloured, banana, and raddish.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jatiphaladi 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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