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 19 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (18): Jakrithari Lauha

Two tolas of iron, the same quantity of mica, four tolas of the powdered bark of lemon tree, and four tola s of deer’s hide (reduced to ashes by puta), are to be rubbed together with water and made into pills, nine raktis in weight, each. This medicine cures enlargement of spleen and liver, udara-rogas, jaundice, cough, asthma, fever, and gulma due to an excess of vayu.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Jakrithari Lauha’ 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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