Chapter IV - Parada (Mercury)
This page describes Parada (Mercury) which is the fourth chapter (adhyaya) located on 48 in the book Alchemy and Metallic Medicines in Ayurveda composed by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash. This book exposes the utility of metals and minerals with regards to Ayurveda and Rasashastra (Medicinal alchemy), treating on its origin, history and development, as well as mercury, Ayurvedic recipes and more. This page contains an online preview of the full text and summarizes technical terms, as well as information if you want to buy this book.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory [by Bhudeb Mookerjee]
Different kinds of Mercury. Owing to the difference in nature of the. soil of deposit, mercury is of five different kinds, viz., Rasa, Rasendra, Suta, Parada, and Mishraka. Of these Rasa is red, free from all harm, and is the destroyer of senility and diseases. By taking it the inhabitants of Svarga became free from infirmity and early death. Rasendra is free from defects; is black, coarse, and very subtle....
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Jivanandana of Anandaraya Makhin (Study) [by G. D. Jayalakshmi]
Rasa (Mercury) Mercury, a heavy, silvery-white liquid metal, is the only common metal which remains as liquid at ordinary temperatures. It is sometimes called quick silver. Rasashastra considers minerals and metals which are mainly Bhumija in origin (obtained from earth). Mercury, known as Parada is one among them....
Read full contents: Rasa and Gandhaka—The Base of all Medicines
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha [by E. B. Cowell]
Other Maheshvaras there are who, while they hold the identity of self with God, insist upon the tenet that the liberation in this life taught in all the systems depends upon the stability of the bodily frame, and therefore celebrate the virtues of mercury or quicksilver as a means of strengthening the system. Mercury is called parada, because it is a means of conveyance beyond the series of transmigratory states....
Read full contents: Chapter IX - The Raseshvara or Mercurial System
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[Introduction (3): Distinctive Features]
[Introduction (4): Purpose of processing]