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 17 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (16): Rasapati rasa

One part of copper, incinerated with sulphur, one part of sulphur, and half a part of mercury, are to be rubbed with the juice of shurana, and then heated by Gaja-puta. When completely cooled by radiation of heat, the medicine is to be taken out. Dose, two raktis, to be taken with honey. This medicine cures enlargement of spleen and liver, gulma, colic, and fever. It increases beauty and nutrition.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Rasapati 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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