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 42 - Treatment for indigestion (40): Raksasa rasa

Equal quantities of copper, mercury, sulphur, trikatu, sea-salt, and sauvarchala salt, are to be rubbed together, and subjected to heat by the second kind of baluka-yantra. The product is then to be mixed with an equal quantity of alchali (alkali?), prepared from rakta-shakini (red tanduliya) and subjected to bhavana with the juice of matulunga. Dose, eight raktis, each.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Raksasa 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.