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 3 - Treatment for indigestion (1): Aditya rasa

Equal quantities of cinnabar, aconite, sulphur, trikatu, triphala, jatiphala, lavanga, and the live salts are to be rubbed together, and subjected to bhavana, for seven times, with some sour vegetable juice. Pills are then to be made, half a rakti, each. This medicine cures indigestion and increases the intensity of the digesting heat.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Aditya 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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