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 21 - Treatment for indigestion (19): Mahashankha rasa

Pancha-lavana, hingu, burnt conch-shell, ashes of the bark of tamarind, trikatu, sulphur, mercury, and aconite, are to be mixed together and subjected to bhavana with the decoction of roots of chitraka. juice of leaves of apamarga, juice of the amlavarga (see Page 301, vol. 1), and lemon juice, in such a way as to make the compound sour in taste. Pills are then to be made. This medicine taken after meal, cures piles and grahani, and increases power of digestion.


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for indigestion (19): Mahashankha 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.

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