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 13 - Treatment for indigestion (11): Bhakta-vipaka rasa

Equal quantities of copper pyrites, mercury, sulphur, orpiment, realgar, tribrit, danti, musta, roots of chitraka, shunthi, pippali, maricha, haritaki, jamani, black jira, hingu, katuki, rock-salt, ajamoda jatiphala, and javaksara are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for once only, with the juices of each of the following:—ginger, leaves of nirgundi, suryavarta, and tulashi. Pills are then to be made, one rakti in weight, each. This medicine cures mucus, indigestion, constipation, ascites, piles, colic, and fever due to an abnormal excess of the three dosas.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Bhakta-vipaka 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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