Article ID: CBB001510483

Preparing Red and Black Mercury Sulphide in an Ayurvedic Setting (2013)


Bhatt, Narendra (Author)

Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity
Volume: 8, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 229-238

Publication Date: 2013
Edition Details: Part of a Series: Mercury in Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine
Language: English

Rasauṣadhi, medicinal preparations made of mercury, form an important group of ayurvedic rasaśāstra medicines. Their manufacture, however, is decreasing due to the lack of reliable preparation for its safe and effective use. Rasasindūra is one such mercury-based compound that requires skill and experience to prepare. This practice report describes an event where this product was prepared in the academic setting of Smt. K. G. Mittal Punarvasu Ayurvedic College, Mumbai, in the winter of 1986--7, emphasising the specific skills that are required to make a reliable product, and thus providing a preliminary model for further studies of traditional drug processing techniques.

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Authors & Contributors
Alter, Joseph S.
Pande, P. C.
Tiwari, Lalit
Langford, Jean M.
Bhattacharya, Jayanta
Kodlady, Naveena
Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity
Indian Journal of History of Science
Studies in History of Medicine and Science
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
History of Science in South Asia
University of Pennsylvania Press
Duke University Press
New York University Press
Medicine, ayurvedic
Mercury (element)
India, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Himalayan Mountains (Nepal)
South Asia
21st century
19th century
20th century
17th century
20th century, late

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