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 30 - Treatment for indigestion (28): Rasanagadi rasa

Four tolas, each, of mercury, lead, sulphur, and the three ksaras (viz. borax, javaksara, and sarjiksara, combined); twenty tolas each, of lavanga, dashamula, and bhanga, are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana with the juice or decoction of dashamula, bhanga roots of chitraka, leaves of bhringraja, and bark of the roots of shigru Dose, one fourth tola, each to be taken with betel leaves.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Rasanagadi 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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