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 for enlargement of spleen and liver (8): Vajrapani rasa

Equal quantities of mercury, sulphur, iron, mica, realger, copper, nuxvomica, incinerated cowri-shells, copper-sulphate, incinerated conch-shell, rasanjana, jatiphala, katuki, javakshara, sarjikshara, croton seeds, trikatu, hingu, and rock-salt are to be mixed together, and subjected to bhavana with the juices of leaves of suryavarta and bilva. The product is then to be rubbed with the juice of leaves of suryavarta and made into pills, two raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures enlargement of spleen and liver, agra-mansa, gulma, asthila, udara-roga, bata-rakta (a kind of leprosy), and internal bidradhi (a kind of tumour).

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Vajrapani 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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