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 14 - Treatment of Piles (13): Karunamaya rasa

Equal quantity of incinerated mercury, copper, gold, mica, steel pig iron, sulphur, mandura, and copper-pyrites are to be rubbed, for one day. with the juice of kanya. The lump thus made, is to be confined in a blind crucible and heated by a strong fire. Dose, six raktis, rakti to be taken with sugar. This medicine cures piles, otherwise incurable.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Karunamaya 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.

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