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...
Half a part, each, of sarjiksa ra and javaksara, one part, each, of mercury and sulphur, and one-fifth part, each, of pippali, roots of pippali, chavya, roots of chitraka, and shunthi; four parts of leaves of bhanga; and two parts of bark of shigru—all these are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana for three times, each, with the juice or decoction of each of the following:—leaves of bhanga, bark of shigru, roots of chitraka, and leaves of bhringaraja. The compound is next to be heated by laghuputa, and then subjected to bhavana, for seven times, with ginger juice. This medicine cures all sorts of diseases affecting the abdomen. It is digesting, increaser of appetite, and beneficial to the heart.
This concludes ‘Treatment for indigestion (14): Jvalanala 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.