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 24 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (23): Prana-vallabha rasa

Four tolas, each, of iron, copper, incinerated cowri-shell, copper sulphate, hingu, triphala, roots of snuhi. javakshara, croton-seeds, borax, and tribrit are to be rubbed together with goat’s milk and made into pills, lour raktis, in weight, each, to be taken with water or honey. Other accompaniments may be used having regard to the condition of the disease, the doses, and the short coming of the medicine in particular cases. This medicine cures jaundice, anemia, anaha, shlipada (elephantiasis or filaria), tumour, galaganda, gandamala (scrofula), carbuncle, apachi, batarakta, itches, boils, and other skin-diseases. It is a very goad medicine for jaundice.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Prana-vallabha 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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