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...
Half a tola of mercury, specially purified with powdered brick, powdered turmeric, and carbon deposited by smoke emited by fire made of wood, charcoal, or cow-dung is to be rubbed with half a tola of sulphur, purified with the juice of bhringaraja, and made into a kajjali or black powder which is to be subjected to bhavana with the juice of each of the following, in succession:—leaves of nirgundi, manduka-parni, kesharaja, grisma-sundara, aparajita, somaraji, and red chitraka leaves. Pills are then to be made of the size of a mustard seed, each. Seven such pills are to be taken with mastu of curd. This medicine cures diarrhoea, acute and chronic. Diet, boiled rice with curd.
This concludes ‘Treatment for chronic diarrhea (35): Ama-parpati 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.