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 11 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (10): Lokaraja rasa

One tola of mercury and one tola of sulphur are to be rubbed together for one and half hour to form a black powder, with which is to be mixed one tola of mica, two tolas of iron, two tolas of copper, and four tolas of incinerated cowri shells. The compound is to be rubbed for three hours with the juice of betel leaves, and then subjected to heat by Laghuputa. The medicine is to be taken out when the puta gets cooled by radiation of heat. Bose, two raktis, each, to be taken with ginger juice, a little of the exudation of the khadira plant (i.e., catechu) being drunk just after taking the medicine. This medicine cures enlargement of spleen and liver, swelling due to anemia, dullness of the digesting heat, and all sorts of fever.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (10): Lokaraja 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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