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 44 - Treatment for indigestion (42): Vadavanibha rasa

One part, each, of copper, orpiment, sulphur, sea-foam condensed, shami, kanta iron, pancha lavana, gold diamond, blue stibnite and copper-sulphate, and twelve parts of mercury are to be nibbed together with the juice of leaves of snuhi, for one day, and subjected to heat, by gajaputa. This medicine cures indigestion and many other diseases.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Vadavanibha 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.