Description of herbs used in charms ||140||
1-3The Lord said: I shall describe (drugs) used in charms. These should be written in eight squares. They are bhringardja, sahadevi mayurasikha, putranjiva, kritanjali, adhahipushpa, rudantika, kumari, rudrajata, vishnukranta, white arka, lajjaluka, mohalata, black dhattura, goraksha, karkati, mesasringi and snuhi.
4-5The symbolical numbers of herbs are ritvijahi (priests) (16), vahnayahi (fires), (3), nagahi (elephants) (8), pakshau (wings) (2), muni (sage) (3), Manu (14), Siva (11), vasavahi (vasus) (8), dik (directions) (10), rasahi (tastes) (6), vedah (4), grahahi (planets) (9), ritavahi (seasons) (6), Ravi (Sun) (12), Candramahi (Moon) (1) and tithayahi (phases of the Moon) (15). The first four (of the above-said herbs) should be used to fumigate (the body of the votary) or in the burning sticks.
6Collyrium should be made out of the third (in the list). Bathing should be done with the fourth. The unguent of four kinds should be made with the bhringaraja and the one following it (in the list).
7-8(The herbs represented symbolically by) muni in the list should be used in unguent for the right side, by yuga for the left side, by bhujaga for the foot and isvara for the head. Fumigation of the centre should be done with arka (12) and Sasi (1), in all acts. A body besmeared with these would be worshipped even by the celestials.
9Incense sticks made of the sixteenth (herb in the list) should be burnt and taken round the house. (The herbs standing as) the fourth should be used in the collyrium and those (standing as) the fifth should be used in bathing.
10(The herbs denoted by the number) eleven should be used for eating and fifteen for drinking. A mark on the forehead with (the herbs denoted by the numbers) ritvik (16), veda (4), ritu (6), nayana (2) captivates the world.
11A lady being besmeared with (the herbs denoted by) surya (12), tridasa (13), paksha (2) and Saila (7) gets captivated. Women get captivated by besmearing their genital organ with (herbs denoted by) candra (1), Indra (1), phani (8) and rudra (11 ).
12A pill made of (herbs denoted by) tithi (15), dik (8), yuga (4), and bana (5) can subjugate. This pill should be given in eatables, food and drink as a charm.
13(The herbs denoted by) ritvik (16), graha (9), aksi (2) and Saila (7) if had on the face (are effective) in paralysing weapons. One can remain in waters by besmearing limbs with (the herbs denoted by) Saila (7) Indra (1), veda (4) and randhra (9).
14A pill of (the herbs denoted by) bana (5), aksi (2), manu (14) and rudra (11) removes hunger and thirst. A miserable woman would be made happy by besmearing with (herbs denoted by) tri (3), sodasa (16), dik (8) and bana (5).
15One would (be able to) play with serpents by besmearing with (herbs denoted by) tri (3), dasa (10), aksi (2), dik (8) and netra (2). A woman delivers a child comfortably by an application of the unguent of (the herbs represented by) tri (3), dasa (10), aksi (2), isa (11) and bhujaga (8).
16One is sure to win in dice (by wearing) a cloth besmeared with (the herbs represented by) sapta (7), dik (8), muni (3) and randra (9). Male child (would be born) by besmearing the penis with (the herbs denoted by) tri (3), dasa (10), aksa (2), abdhi (7) and muni (3) before coition.
17A pill made (of the herbs represented by) graha (9), abdhi (7), sarpya (8), tri (3) and dasa (10) would be able to charm. The efficacy of the herbs in the sixteen places has been explained.