Materia Indica; Or, Some Account of Those Articles which are Employed by the Hindoos and Other Eastern Nations in Their Medicine, Arts and Agriculture: Comprising Also Formulae with Practical Observations...

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826

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Page viii - St'hana, or a supplementary section on various local diseases, or affections of the eye, ear, &c. — In all these divisions, however, surgery, and not general medicine, is the object of the Susruta.
Page 175 - Arabs recommend the root-bark as being the most astringent part of the plant, and a perfect specific in cases of tapeworm ; it is given in decoction, prepared with two ounces of fresh bark, boiled in a pint and a half of water till but three quarters of a pint remain ; of this, when cold, a wineglassful may be drunk every half-hour till the whole is taken.
Page xxiii - When separation of the informed soul from its corporeal frame at length takes place, and nature in respect of it ceases, then is absolute and final deliverance accomplished.
Page xxi - I am persuaded that a connexion subsisted between the old idolatrous nations of Egypt, India, Greece, and Italy, long before they emigrated to their several settlements, and consequently before the birth of Moses...
Page 323 - This bark, as it appears in the Indian bazars, is commonly in pieces about a foot long, and as thick as the wrist, of a dark colour outside, and of a faint sweetish taste ; it is considered as alterative and attenuant, and is prescribed in decoction, in the quantity of 4 ounces or more twice daily.
Page 93 - It has a strong muriatic but not disagreeable smell. Its leaves are exceedingly acrid ; they are used universally by the natives to raise blisters in rheumatic pains, fevers, &c. The fresh leaves, bruised and applied to the part intended to be blistered, perform their office in the course of half an hour or a little more, and most effectually.
Page xxx - ... must be a person of strict veracity, and of the greatest sobriety and decorum ; he ought to be thoroughly skilled in all the commentaries on the Ayurveda, and be otherwise a man of sense and benevolence ; his heart must be charitable, his temper calm, and his constant study how to do good. Such a man is properly called a good physician ; and such a physician ought still daily to improve his mind by an attentive perusal of scientific books.
Page xxi - BRAHMA and the theft of the sacred books mean only, in a simpler language, that the human race was become corrupt, but that the Vedas are very ancient, and far older than other Sanscrit compositions, I will venture to assert from my own examination of them, and a comparison of their style with that of the Purans and the Dherma. Sastra. (Jones 1799a: 245 )26 Jones mythicizes certain aspects of Hinduism and historicizes those aspects that are relevant or crucial to the validation of Christianity. Jones...
Page xxviii - If there is a country on earth which can justly claim the honour of having been the cradle of the human race or at least the scene of...
Page 63 - A decoction of the edible leaves, as well as root of this plant, is prescribed in certain stages of flux, and the last is supposed to have anthelmintic qualities, though neither have much sensible taste or smell.

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