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 10 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (9): Lokanatha rasa

One part, each, of mercury, sulphur, and mica, two parts, each, of iron and copper and six parts of incinerated cowri-shells are to be rubbed with the juice of betel leaves, and subjected to heat by Gaja-puta. When cooled by radiation of heat, the puta is to be broken open, and the medicine taken out. The following is to be taken just after taking the medicine:—cows urine combined with powdered haritaki, mixed (1) with molasses only or (2) with powdered pippali and honey or (3) with molasses, and powdered jira. This medicine cures enlargement of spleen and liver, gulma, udar-roga, swelling due to anemia, jirna fever, anemia, jaundice, and dullness of the digesting heat.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Lokanatha 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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