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 mica, mercury, copper, sulphur, and maricha are to be rubbed together with the juice of changeri, and subjected to bhavana for once, each, with the juices of leaves of jayanti and nirgundi Pills are then to be made, one rakti in weight each. Three or four such pills, a day. may be given to a patient, with the accompaniment of hot water. The medicine cures weakness of the digesting beat.
This concludes ‘Panchamrita 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.