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 mercury, aconite, sulphur, jamani, triphala, sarjiksara, yavaksara, roots of chitraka, rock-salt jira, sauvarchala salt, viranga, sea-salt, and trikatu (borax, according to another text); and nuxvomica, equal in quantity, to all the above named, combined, are to be rubbed together with lime juice, and made into pills of the size of a maricha (black pepper). This medicine cures loss of power of digestion.
This concludes ‘Agni-tundi 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.