The Garuda Purana

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 1908 | 245,256 words | ISBN-13: 9788183150736

The English translation of the Garuda Purana: contents include a creation theory, description of vratas (religious observances), sacred holidays, sacred places dedicated to the sun, but also prayers from the Tantrika ritual, addressed to the sun, to Shiva, and to Vishnu. The Garuda Purana also contains treatises on astrology, palmistry, and preci...

Chapter CCIV - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued)

Hari said:—The expressed juice of betel leaf, clarifìd butter,, honey, salt and milk rubbed in a copper vessel relieve aching pain in the eyes. Vibhitaka seeds, Haritalam, and Manah-Shila pasted together with goat’s milk remove all kinds of occular affections. A collyrium made of Malati flowers applied to the eves instantaneously cures the form of eye-disease known as Pushpanasha. A lambative consisting of Haritaki, Vacha, Kushtham, Hingu and Manahshila pasted together with clarified butter and taken through the medium of honey proves efficacious in cough, hic-cough and asthma. A pulverised compound of Pippali and Triphala taken with honey relieves cough, catarrh and acute bronchitis and asthma. O thou bull-ensigned deity, Pippali powders, and the ashes of Chitrakam burnt with its roots, taken with honey, proves curative in asthma, cough, and hic-cough. The expressed juice of Nilotpalam taken with sugar, or Madhukam and Padma taken in equal parts and administered through the vehicle of rice-washings, arrests hæmorrhage (lit affections of blood). Shunthi powders taken with sugar and honey instantaneously make one’s voice sweet and clear. A compound of Haritalam, and conch-shell powders, and the ashes of the plantain bark pasted together with water acts as a good hair-dilapidator. Rock-salt, Haritalam, and powdered Tumbi-fruit pasted together with the solution of Laksha forms a good hair-dilapidator. Take Sudha, Haritalam, ashes of conch-shells, Manah-shila and rock-salt, pound them together and reduce them to the consistency of a paste with the addition of goat’s urine. The paste thus prepared acts as an instantaneous hair-dilapidator. Paste powders of conch-shells, Amalakam, Patram and Dhataki flowers together with milk. A week’s keeping of this compound in the mouth imparts a pearly lustre and whiteness to one’s teeth.

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