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 48 - Treatment for indigestion (46): Visvoddipakabhra

Four tolas, each, of ashes of mica, decoction of chavya, juice of leaves of chitraka, ditto of nirgundi, ditto of dhustura, ditto of bilva ginger juice, decoction of roots of pippali, ditto of madhurika, ditto of roots of arka, and one rakti of borax are to be mixed together, and made into pills, one rakti in weight, each. Accompaniment—juice of paribhadra leaves.

This medicine cures slowness of digesting heat, gulma, colic, acidity, biliousness, small pox, alasaka, asthma cough, consumption, enlargement of liver and spleen, leprosy, piles, and diseases affecting urine.

This is an increaser of semen, killer of senile decay, increaser of memory and beauty.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Visvoddipakabhra’ 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.