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 9 - Treatment of Udara-roga (6): Jalodarari rasa

One part of mercury, one part of sulphur, and two parts, each of realgar, haridra, croton seeds, triphala, trikatu, and roots of chitraka, are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana, for seven times each, with the juices, respectively, of roots of danti, leaves of snuhi, and leaves of bhringaraja. Dose to be decided upon in consideration of the age and strength of the patient. Cold diet is to be given with butter-milk, after a sufficient movement of the bowels. Butter-milk is to be drunk by the patient, every now and then. This medicine cures jalodara (dropsy).


Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment of Udara-roga (6): Jalodarari rasa’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory. 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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