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 60 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (32): Gandhaka rasa

One tola each of mercury and sulphur are to be rubbed together to form a black powder, which is to be melted in an iron pot, and mixed there with one tola each of jatiphala, jatikosha, lavanga, leaves of nimbu, leaves of nirgundi, and ela, all being then rubbed together with water. The lump is then to be put inside two oyster shells, which are to be coated with deep mud. This is then to be dried and heated by laghu-yuta. When cooled, the medicine is to be token out and powdered. Dose, six raktis, to be token with honey. This medicine cures grahani, diarrhoea, sutika, dysentery, children’s diseases, and fever. It is especially efficacious in diseases affecting women and children.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for chronic diarrhea (32): Gandhaka 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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