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...
One part, each, of aconite, mercury, triphala, sulphur, trikatu, borax, and jira; two parts, each, of iron, burnt, conch-shell, mica, and burnt cowri-shell; and fifteen parts of powdered lavanga are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for seven days, with lime juice. Pills are then to be made, two raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures all sorts of colic, cholera, and indigestion.
This concludes ‘Treatment for indigestion (25): Bhaskara 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.