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 6 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (5): Plihari rasa

One tola, each, of mercury, sulphur, borax, aconite, trikatu, triphala, and half a tola of croton seeds are to be rubbed, for three hours with the juice of the bark of palasha tree, and made into pills, one rakti in weight, each, to be dried in the shade. These pills are to be taken with a few drops of honey and ginger juice. This medicine cures enlargement of spleen due to kapha, gulma, colic, udavarta, colic due to vayu, asthma, cough, fever, rheumatism, all sorts of udara-roga, and all sorts of diseases due to an excess of kapha.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Plihari 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.