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 31 - Treatment for indigestion (29): Badavagni rasa

Three tolas, each, of borax, maricha, copper-sulphate, and?asa-sindura (see page 105. vol. 1), and seven and half tolas of mandura (see page 91, vol. 3) are to be rubbed together. Dose, six raktis, each. The patient is first of all to purify himself by purgation, and then commence taking medicine. Betel leaves are to be chewed after diet. This medicine increases appetite enormously, and serves to strengthen the body, and removes senile decay. Mandura, in this case, should be reduced to ashes by being rubbed with the juice of bhargi and triphala; then rubbed for seven times with the juice of bhringaraja.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Badavagni 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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