by Bhudeb Mookerjee | 1938 | 63,627 words | ISBN-10: 8170305829 | ISBN-13: 9788170305828
This fifth volume of the Rasa-jala-nidhi deals with the symptoms, treatment and dietary prescriptions of various afflictions. For example, ratapitta (haemoptysis), cough, asthma, tumours and obesity are dealth with and various Iatro-chemical recipes are provided for these diseases. The Rasa-jala-nidhi (“the ocean of Iatrochemistry, or, chemical me...
It appears that Ananta Deva Suri (not Madananta Deva Suri, as stated erroneously in Dr. Sir P. C. Roy’s book), author of Rasa Chintamani, was a contemporary of Vagbhata. There is no trace of anything being borrowed by Ananta Deva from Vagbhata, and the vice versa. At the end of his book, Ananta Deva mentions that he was a physician of great repute and lived in the Kanakachala or mount of Kanaka (modern Kanakhala), We have no hesitation in assuming that he also flourished in the 12th century A.D.
This concludes ‘Ananta Deva Suri’ included in Bhudeb Mookerjee’s Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions. 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.