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 62 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (34): Dvija-supti rasa

One fourth tola in weight of mercury is to be specially purified with kanji, decoction of roots of chitraka and decoction of triphala, and is to be rubbed with one eighth tola of sulphur, purified with the juice of bhringaraja. They are then to be rubbed together with one fourth tola of the juice of each of the following, in succession:—nirgundi, mandukaparni, white aparajita, patha, grisma-sundara, bhringaraja, kesharaja, jayanti, leaves of bhanga, and utkata. Pills are then to be made of the size of a mustard seed, each. In grahani, seven such pills at a time are to be given to the patient, with the accompaniment of mastu. Diet, butter milk, etc. This medicine cures rheumatism, indigestion, fever, excess of phlegm, and enlarged spleen.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for chronic diarrhea (34): Dvija-supti 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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