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 6 - Diet in Udavarta and Anaha

Diet and actions salutary in Udavarta and Anaha.

Fomentation of the belly after rubbing it with oil, purgation, application of douche, phalavarti saturated with oil and entered into the rectum; rubbing of oil all over the body, everything tending to purge stool, urine, and wind, soup of meat of goat, ram, deer, game-fowl, and fish, castor oil, varuni wine (see page 373, vol. III), green radish, leaves of aragbdha, trivrit, tila (sesamum), leaves of snuhi, ginger, matulunga, java-ksharaharitaki, lavanga, hingu, grapes, cow’s urine, and salts.

Note on phalabarti.

Equal quantities of madana fruit, pippali, kustha, vacha, white mustard, molasses and java-kshara, rubbed together and entered into the rectum, pacifies udavarta. This paste is called phalabarti.

Diet and actions insalutaru in udavarta and anaha:—

vomiting, suppression of calls of nature, pulses and beans, kodrava rice, nalita leaves, tuber of water-lily, jambu fruits, karkati fruit, sesamum paste, all sorts of potatoes, karira (bamboo sprout), pista (all sorts of food pestled and then roasted, baked, or boiled), food which causes flatulence, food incongenial by combination, astringents, and heavy food.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Diet in Udavarta and Anaha’ 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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