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 anc...

Part 36 - Treatment for indigestion (34): Vadavanani rasa

Equal quantities of copper, iron, mica biranga, langali, trikatu, balaka, bark of nimba, haridra, and white gauri pasana are to be mixed together, and rubbed with the juices of the following, in succession—bhringaraja, balaka, nux-vomica, and ginger. Pills are then to be made one rakti in weight, each. This medicine increases appetite very quickly, and it cures diseases due to an abnormal, excess of kapha, and especially cough, asthma, heart-diseases, colic irregularity of the digesting heat, gulma, piles, and ascites.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Vadavanani 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.