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 43 - Treatment for indigestion (41): Jivana rasa

One part of mercury, two parts of sulphur, three parts of rock-salt, four parts of pippali, five parts of borax, six parts of haritaki, seven parts of roots of chitraka, eight parts of himaballi (svarna-ksiri, and nine parts of nirmali are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana with the juices of each of the following, in succession:—brihati, ginger, hingu, punarnaba, putikaranja, and guruchi. The compound is then to be mixed with one-sixteenth its quantity of aconite and made into pills, six raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures all sorts of indigestion, abnormal excess of kapha and vayu, anemia ascites, jaundice, and colic. It increases digesting heat.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jivana 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.