Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions

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...

Measures of Weight

6 anus (molecules) make one triti
6 tritis ”” liksha
6 likshas ”” yuka
6 yukas ”” raja
6 rajas ”” sarshapa (mustard seed)
6 sarshapas ”” java (barley seed)
6 javas ”” gunja
2 gunjas ”” nispava
3 gunjas ”” balla
2 ballas ”” masha hemaka,

 

dhanyaka (rice)

2 mashas ”” dharana
2 dharanas ”” miska, shana,

 

kala or tanka

2 niskas ”” kola, bataka, or gadyana,

 

khudraka, dharkhana

2 kola ”” tola or karsha.


(Synonyms of karsha are:—udumbara, panitala, suvarna kabalagraha, aksha, bidalapadaka, sorashika, karamodhava, hangsapada picha, kinchitpani tinduka.)

2 karsha ”” sokti ½ pala, astamika
2 suktis or 4 tolas ”” pala, musti
    prakuncha, villa, amra chathurthika, sorashi
2 palas ”” prasrita
2 prasrita ”” kudaba or anjali astamana
2 kudabas ”” manika
2 manikas ”” prastha (64 tolas or

 

one seer)

2 prastha ”” shubha
2 shubas ”” adhaka or patra, bhajana, kangsha patra, 64 palas or 256 tolas.
4 adhakas ”” drono, ghata, unmana. rash?, lavana, armana or kumbha
100 palas ”” tula
2000 palas ”” bhara
2 dronas ”” surpa
2 surpas ”” droni, bahi, or goni
4 dronis or gonis ”” khari

 

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Measures of Weight’ 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.