You are on page 1of 13

Thank you for downloading this file

Rasa Shastra The Art of Vedic Alchemy Vol.2 concludes the processing on a number of different organic Rasa materials. This latest edition in the series focuses on three main areas of research. Visha and Upavisha (poisonous plants) including Aconite, Datura and Nux Vomica - Chemical Analysis (XRD & SEM) tests and thermal testing of Puta (Burning Pits).

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

Main Menu

Click titles to advance to relevant section

Click here for Bibliography & Recommended Reading

Click here for Rasa Shastra Terminology / Glossary
Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Vatsanabha Preparation
The striking blue hooded figure of the flower giving the name monkshood.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Dhattura Preparation
The distinctive flowing trumpet of the Datura stromonium variety. If the trumpet points toward the skies it signifies a devil¶s trumpet, a downward direction indicates an angel¶s trumpet. The scent from this plant is amazingly rich and intoxicating. After only 2 days of flowering its trumpet will detach and hang by a thread, allowing a seed pod to mature in its place.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Karaveera Preparation
Ingredients Karaveera (Nerium indicum & Nerium odorata - red varieties) Godugdha (Milk) Ghee Caution! All parts are highly poisonous and many deaths have been caused by the ingestion of leaves, flowers, bark and roots. The most commonly used parts of Karaveera are its roots and root bark. Preparation of Karaveera is of two methods, internal (Dola Yantra method) or external (infusion into ghee).

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Gunja Preparation
Remove Gunja from water and dry under sunlight.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Jayapala Preparation
Jayapala seeds after removal of shells. Any loose remaining pieces of skin can be picked away by hand.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Bhallataka Preparation
When cut, Bhallataka will ooze a heavy black (non water soluble) oil. It is this oil that carries its most potent properties. Nuts should be examined for a good content of this black oil as older specimens may tend to dry out over time. Luckily Bhallataka has excellent longevity properties, after harvesting these nuts can be stored for over two years without noticeable loss of potency.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Gorvara & Puta Preparation
When production gets going it should be possible to produce around 200-250 Gorvara cakes per hour.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Gorvara & Puta Preparation
Gorvara cakes ignite easily and burn with great heat. If cakes seem slow to ignite, they may still retain some moisture (a wet core). Breaking a few cakes open will quickly reveal if the cakes have dried sufficiently.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

R a

s

a

S

h

a

s

t

r

a

Gorvara & Puta Preparation
When all of its fuel is exhausted a puta will slowly cool over 24 hours. The contents are usually retrieved the next day.

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing

Sample 02 Mercuric Sulphide

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Images

Copyright © 2011 Neterapublishing