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...

Chapter 7 - Symptoms and treatment of Urograha

Note: Urograha refers to Enlargement of the region between the spleen and the liver.

Causes and Symptoms of Urograha.

The flesh and the intestine in the region situated between the spleen and the liver are enlarged owing to the eating of articles of food-stuff increasing an excess of phlegm and dirt, heavy food, and dry or stale meat. This disease is due to abnormal excess of phlegm and wind. It has sometimes the appearance of a bifurcated mass and some times that of a tortoise. Symptoms of this disease:—weakness, dullness of the digesting heat, emaciation, lust for meat, and blackness or yellowishness of the skin. At advanced stages of this disease, there are fever, aversion to food, thirst, and swelling.

Treatment of urograha: Simple remedy.

Equal quantities of chavya, amlabetasa, javakshara, hingu, and roots of chitraka taken (in doses of one fourth of a tola, each) with oil and aranala (see page, 383, Vol. III) cures urograha.

Iatro chemical treatment.

Such parpatis as Vajra, Vijaya, Mahesha, Jivendra, etc., taken with hingu and pestled jira, cure urograha.

Tryambakabhra.

Four tolas of mica, incinerated with the juice of the bark of shobhanjana, are to be subjected to bhavana with 4 tolas of juice of each of the following, separately, and in succession:—kantakari, bala, gokshura, kanya, roots of pippali, bhringaraja, vasaka, leaves of badari, amalaki, haridra, and guduchi. This medicine cures all sorts of hoarseness, cough, asthma, urograha, enlargement of spleen, hiccough, thirst, jaundice, piles, grahani, fever, swelling due to anemia, waste, and tumour. It is a good tonic and it increases power of digestion.

Dietary:

At the time of taking Tryambakabhra and such other medicines in urograha, a patient should observe the same dietary as prescribed for heart-diseases. At the time of taking parpati, the directions relating to the same should be strictly observed.

Conclusion:

Rasasastra category This concludes ‘Symptoms and treatment of Urograha’ 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.

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