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 2 - Treatment of Udavarta and Anaha (1): Vaidyanatha-bhasita rasa

One part, each, of haritaki, trikatu, and rasa-sindnra (see page 105, vol. 1), and two parts of croton seeds are to be rubbed together with the juices of manduka-parni and changeri, and made into pills (one rakti in weight, each). This medicine cures udavarta, gulma, anemia, worms, leprosy, and itches.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Vaidyanatha-bhasita 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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