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...
Equal quantities of sulphur and mercury are to be rubbed together to form a kajjali or black powder, which is then to be rubbed with ginger juice, and dried. It is then to be mixed with double its quantity of bark of kutaja, reduced to ashes. Dose, four raktis each on the first day with the accompaniment of goat milk or decoction of kutaja. Diet, soup of masura grams and boiled rice, washed with cold water. Two raktis of this medicine, with the accompaniment of curd, is to be given to the patient on the next day. This dose is to be increased by one rakti every day till the maximum of ten raktis a day is reached This maximum dose of ten raktis a day is to bo continued so long as the patient is not completely cured. The dose is then to be reduced by one rakti a day, and the medicine stopped altogether when the dose reaches one rakti a day. This medicine cures all sorts of grahani.
This concludes ‘Treatment for chronic diarrhea (36): Shambhu-prasada 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.