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 22 - Treatment for indigestion (20): Sandipana rasa

One part, each, of roots of pippali, roots of chitraka, roots of danti mercury, sulphur, pippali, the three alkalis (java-ksara, sarjiksara, and borax, combined), pancha-lavana, maricha, shunthi, aconite, ajamoda, guruchi, hingu. ashes of the bark of tamarind; and two parts of burnt conch-shell are to be rubbed together and subjected to bhavana with the juices of the arnlavarga (see page 301, vol 1). Pills are then to be made, six raktis in weight, each. Accompaniment, any one of the following:—juice of sour pomegranates, lemon juice, butter-milk, watery portion of curd, liquor, sidhu, kanji (see page 379 and 381 vol 3), and hot water. This medicine increases the digesting heat, and cures piles grahani, worms, leprosy, spermatorrea, fistula, stone-disease, asthma, anemia, and jaundice, etc. Diet, juice of the meat of hare, deer, etc.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Sandipana 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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