The Nidanam of diseases peculiar to infant life ||176||
1The Deify said: -Plasters of the ashes of elephant’s tusks and Rasanjanam pasted with goat’s milk and applied for seven days in succession, contribute to the growth of beards and mustachios.
2-3Oil, cooked with its quarter part of the expressed juice of Bhringaraja and Gunja helps the growth of hair. For the cure of baldness (alopecia), first rub the scalp with a paste of Ela, Mansi, Kushtham, and Mura, and then apply a plaster of pasted Gunja berries over it.
4-5Applications of plasters of the powdered pulps of mongo stones impart a thickness and silky gloss to the hairs and prevent their falling off.
6-7Anointment of the head with a medicinal oil cooked with Vidanga, Gandh-pasana, and Manahi-Sila and with the admixture of cow’s urine, four times its own weight, destroys lice and dandruff. O thou bull-riding deity, applications of freshly burnt conch-shell powder mixed with rubbings of lead and water to the sealf impart a raven like blackness to the hair.
8-9A hair dye composed of Bhringaraja, iron dusts, Triphala, Vijapurakani, Nili and Karaviram boiled with an equal quantity of treacle make the grey hairs of old men black again,
10Pulps of mango-stones, Triphala, Nili, Bhringaraja, steel-powders, dissolved in Kanjika make a good hair-dye.
11Plasters of Cakramards-seeds, Kushtham and Eranda-roots pasted with warm Kanjikam and applied to the scalp prove curative in all diseases of the head (cephalagia).
12-14A medicinal oil cooked with its quarter part of cow’s urine and with the addition of rock salt, Vaca, Hingu, KUfiitham, Nagesvaram, Sata-and Devadaru, poured into the ears, relieves earache. Similarly, ear-drops composed of rock salt and lamb’s urine prove beneficial in otalgia with a fetid discharge, and germination of parasites in the tympanum.
15Pourings of the expressed juice of the Malati leaves, and cow urine arrest fetid discharges from the ears.
16Rubbings of a plaster composed of Kushta, Masa, Maricam, Tagaram, Pippali, Apamarga, Asvagandha, the two kinds of Vrhati, and mustard.
17-18Yava, and Tilam pasted with honey and rocksalt remove the numbness of the penis and the arms. Mustard oil cooked with the admixture of Bhallatakam, the two kinds of Vrihati, and the fruit and barks of Dadima trees should be prescribed for the purpose of getting the male reproductive organ elongated.