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 12 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (11): Lokesha rasa

One part of mercury and two parts of sulphur are to be rubbed together to form a black powder, which is to be mixed with one part of mica, and rubbed with the juice of kanya. The compound is then to be mixed with two parts of copper, two parts of iron, and nine parts of cowrie-shell incinerated, all being rubbed together with the juice of kakamachi, and made into a lump which is to be dried and heated by Gajaputa. When cooled by radiation of heat, the compound is to be taken out of the puta. Dose, two raktis, each, to be taken with honey. This medicine cures quickly enlargement of spleen and liver, agramansa, jirna-jvara (remittent fever), gulma, and jaundice.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Lokesha 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.