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1Hari said: -The expressed juice of the leaves of Sobhanjanam mixed with honey, and poured into the eyes, undoubtedly relieves all forms of ocular affections.
2-3Make a pill with the flowers of black sesame, Jati flowers, Usha, Nimba, Amala, Sunthi, Pippali, and Tanduliyakam pasted together with rice washings and dried in the shade. Rub this pill with honey and reduce it to a paste, apply this paste to the eyes in the manner of a collyrium. It cures blindness (Timira).
4-5Take Bibhutaki, Sankha, Manahi-sila, black pepper and Nimba leaves, reduce them to a paste with the addition of goat’s urine. It cures Timira, Patalam and night-blindness.
6-7Take four parts of powdered conch-shell, two parts of realgar and one part of rock-salt, reduce them to a paste with the addition of cold water, make them into pills, and dry them in the shade. A pill, thus prepared, and pasted with water and applied along the eyes in the manner of a collyrium cures loss of sight, Patalam and agglutination of the eyes with slimy mucous (Picchitam).
8A plaster composed to Trikatu, Triphala, Karadja seeds, the two kinds of Rajani, and rock salt pasted with the expressed Juice of Bringaraja and applied in the manner of a collyrium cures loss of vision, etc.
9Atarushaka roots pasted with Kaanjikam and thickly plastered over the eyelids relieve aching sensations in the eyes.
10-11Decoctions of Satadkram, and Vadiri roots internally administrated relieve pain in the eyes. An Anjanam composed of mustard oil, rock-salt and Apamarga roots pasted togeder with milk and Kanjikam and prepared in a copper vessel and applied to the eyes in the manner of it collyrium, removes, O Sankara, the agglutination of the eyelids with mucous.
12This Anijanam (eye-salve) applied by reciting the Mantra, Om, Dadru Sara, Krim, Hrim, Than, Than, Dadru Sara, Harun, Hrim, Om, Um, Um, Sara, Kram, Krim, Thah, Thahi, brings the Adaya under the control of the applier at all.
13The application of eye-salve composed of Rilavam, and Nili-roots pasted together with w :iter instantly cures the loss of vision.
14A stick made of Pippali, Tagaram, Haridra, Amaiakam, Vacera and Khadira pasted together with water and applied to the eyes, proves curative .in occular affections.
15Dash cold water over the eyes while holding water in the mouth at morning, each day. His measure cures many an ocular affection.
16Fermentations of the eyes with vapours of warm goat’s milk cooked in combination with the roots and leav.es of white Eranda prove curative in the Vataja form of eye-diseases.
17-18A compound of Candanam, Saindhava, Vrddha, Palasa, Haritaki, Patola flowers, and Cakrika pasted together with water, or Gunja-pasted with goat’s urine and applied to the eyes in the manner of a collyrium removes blindness (Timram).
19Lubrication of the body of a Chlorosis-patient with clarified butter containing rubbings of gold, silver and copper rods tends to bring about a cure. Smelling or eating of Ghosaphalam proves curative in chlorosis.
20Errhines composed of a soluble compound of Haritaki, Alaktakam, Durva and Dadima-pasted with their own expressed juice cure nasal polypi and Vataraktam.
21O Thou blue and red bodied one, O Thou bull-riding deity, errhines composed of Jingali-pasted with their own expressed juice lead of the falling of nasal polypi.
22A medicinal oil prepared with the admixture of Siktham saturated with the expressed juice of Dhuturam and Dhanyakam, and mixed with Sarjarasa, Gairikam, rock-salt and Ghftam made out of cow butter proves remedial in ulcers, as well as in sloughing and splintering of the lips.
23Jatipatram unmixed with Ghritam should be chewed by one, for the alleviation of the diseases of one’s mouth; chewing of Kosa-seeds imparts a firmness even to lose teeth.
24-25aChewing of a compound consiting of Mustakam, Kushtham, Ela, Yashtikam, Valakam, Dhanyakam and honey removes fetour in the mouth.
25b-26Daily ingestions of bitter, pungent, or astringent Sakas fried with oil remove the bad smell from the mouth and prove beneficial in cases of ulcerated gums.
27Gargles of Kanjikam mixed with oil, as well as those containing ashes of burnt betel lives prove curative in affections of the mouth.
28-31Chewing of Sunthi, as well as eating of a compound of Matuluga leaves, Ela, Yashtimadhu, Pippali and Jatipatram pounded together, leads to the secretion of mucous from the mouth. Chewing of the clustered sprouts Gata) of Sephalika proves curative in Goitre; O Sankara, errhines of the expressed juice of Jihvika arrest haemorrhage from the nose or the brain. A medicinal oil cooked with the admixture of the expressed juice of Sirilia seeds, and Haridra, four times as much as that juice, should be employed as errhines for the extinction of diseases of the head and throat.
32-33aChewing of Gunja-roots leads to the extinction of worms in the teeth. A decoction of Kaka-Jangha, Snuhi, and Nili, sweetened with the addition of honey, kills worms that might have originated in, or invaded the teeth.
33b-34Rubbing of the teeth with a Ghritam cooked in combination with milk and the expressed juice of Karkata-pada prevent their gnashing (destroys the tendency of gnashing the teeth).
35As an alternative, O Siva, a paste of Karkata-pada alone should be applied to the teeth, or Jyotshimati fruits pasted with water alone should be applied to them for three weeks in succession or the pith (marrow) of white myrbalans pasted with water should be applied for removing the black or yellow colour (tan or tartar) of the teeth.
36A cosmetic composed of Lodhra, Kumkum, Manjishtha, Loha, Kaleyakam, barley, rice, and Yashthimadhu pasted together with water should be used by ladies for beautifying their complexion.
37-38Cook a Prastha measure of oil with two parts of goat’s milk and a Karp of each of the following drugs, viz., Rakta-Candanam, Manjishtha, Laksha, Yashtimadhu, and Kumkum. This Tailam is highly possessed of cosmetic properties; a week’s application will impart a beautiful tint to one’s complexion.
39A decoction of Sunthi, powdered Pippali, Guduci, and Kantakarika, acts as a good digestant and stomachic remedy, and tends to alleviate, O Thou, the lord of benighted spirits, the aching (rheumatic) pain brought about through the agency of the deranged Vayu.
40-41A decoction of Karanja, Karkata, Usiram, the two kinds of Vrihati, Katu-Rohini, and Gokshuram, internally administered, tends to relieve the sense of exhaustion or fatigue, and proves curative in Pthisis, consumption, Epileptic fits and Pittaja fever with a burning sensation in the body.
42Milk cooked with powdered Pippali and taken in combination with honey, sugar and clarified butter cures cough, heart disease, and chronic intermittent fever.
43A Karsha measure of the combined drugs should be taken in preparing all kinds of drug-decoction; O thou bull-riding one, the dose of such decoctions should be determined in consideration of the age of the patient under treatment.
44The expressed juice of Kaka-Jangha, as well as the serous fluid extracted from cow-dung, taken with warm milk, proves curative in chronic, intermittent fever.
45Milk cooked with Sunthi ads as a good febrifuge. Errhines composed of Yashtimadhu, Musta, Brhatiphalam and rock salt pounded together is possessed of highly soporific properties.
46Similarly, errhines composed of Maraca pasted with honey, O Siva, are possessed of the virtue of inducing sleep.
47-48O Siva, Kaka-Jungha roots are possessed of good soporific properties, and a medicinal oil cooked in combination with Kanjikam and Sarjarasa, applied with the admixture of cold water, instantly allays heat and burning sensation, and shold be employed in alluvia ting the burning sensation of the body which characterises fever of contaminated blood (fever induced through blood poisoning or Septecimia).
49-50A decoction of Sali, Saivala Agnimantha, Sunthi, Pasana-Bhedakam, janam, Gokshuram, Sobhanjanam roots. or Varuna and Channam taken with Yavashara and Hingu, proves antidotal to diseases of the deranged Vayu.
51O Siva, a decoction of Pippali, Pippali-mulam, and Bhallatakam, internally administered, proves curative in coilc and convulsions.
52External applications of a plaster composed of the earth of an anthill cooked in combination with Asvagandha, Mulakam and water alleviate the form of rheumatism known as Urustambha.
53Decoctions of Vrhati root internally administered cure Sanghata-Vatam.
54The expressed juice of the roots of Ardrakam and Tagaram, taken with whey, cures the front of neuresthesnia whose specific trait is a tingling sensation, O Siva, as the thunder bolt of Indra cleaves a tree.
55The expressed juice of Asthi-Samharakam taken with a single meal, each day, or with meat soup cures nervous diseases and brings about the setting of broken bones.
56Powders of fried barley corn reduced to a paste with the addition of goat’s milk and clarified butter, and applied to the soles of the feet, tend to ally the burning sensation of those localities.
57-58Plasters composed of honey clarified butter, rock salt, treacle, Gairikam, Guggulu and Sarja rasa prove beneficial in cases of cracked soles of women and children O thou bull-riding deity, clayeasten soles of feet should be lubricated with mustard oil and heated over a smokeless fire.
59A medicinal Ghritam, cooked with the admixture of Sarjarasa, Siktham, firakam and Haritaki, and applied to scalds or bums alleviates the incidental pain.
60-62Sesamum oil saturated with the ashes of burnt barely corn proves remedial to belbs, blisters caused by a bum or scald. Plasters of Tilam, and Bhallatam pasted with milk and mixed with buffalo butter, prove beneficial in ulcer cases; applied over the chest, or employed as errhines they alleviate angina pectoris and cardiac colic. O Sankara, bruises caused by blows of one’s enemies are remedied by bandaging the spots with strips of clean linen saturated with cow-butter and powdered camphor.
63Sword cuts and arrow wounds, filled with the expressed juice of Amra-roots, are adhesioned and united by the first instance without producing any pain, pus, or inflammation. Similarly, sprays of clarified butter poured into freshly made sword cuts or wounds bring about their adhesion and asepsision.
64Cuts and wounds are healed by applying plasters of Sarapunkha, Lajjaluka, Patha, Casa (the Bengal edition reads Vasa) and Mulakam pasted with water.
65The expressed juice of Kakajangha, poured four three nights in succession in a granulating ulcer, brings about it asepsision and alleviates the inflammation, and prevents the production of Pus in its cavity.
66-67Rubbing of the body with water and the expressed juice of Apamarga instantly alleviates the bruised pain caused by thrashing. O Sankara, a compound of Abhaya, Sunthi, and rock salt pasted with water and internally administered cures all forms of indigestion.
68-69Nimba roots tied round the waist relieves an aching pain in the eyes; dry Haridra, white Sartapa, Mulakam and Matulunga seeds, pounded together, should be used in cleansing the skin of all its impurities, a week’s use of this compound imparts a brighter hue to the colour of the skin.
70Errhines composed of the expressed juice, white Aparajita leaves and Nimha leaves should be employed for the purpose of delivering patients from the influences Dakinis, Matrikas and other malignant spirit O thou bull-ensigned deity, errhines of Madhuka Pitha are possessed of the same efficacy.
71Cull the roots of white Jayanti, or white Aparajita, Arka, Chitrakam or Mulakam under the influence of the asterism Pui,ya, reduce them to a paste with the addition of water and divide the mass into pills, A pills thus prepared and applied as a Tilaka mark on the forehead of a man has the magical virtue of enthralling the hearts of young maidens.
72-73Learn, O Rudra, that powders of killed iron, Pippali Sunthi, Smalakam, rocksalt, sugar and honey, taken in equal parts, pasted together, and made into pills, to the seize of an Audmabara, should be taken for seven days in succession by a man, desiring a healthful life of a hundred years. The Mantra, Om, Tha, Tha, Tha, should be employed in connection with all acts of charming.
74Collect the nest of a cow from a tree, burn that nest in the fire of a blazing funeral pile. The ashes of this burnt crow’s nest cast on the head of a person makes him distracted and comples him to abandon his hearth and home. O Sankara, hear me enumerate such other measures of black magic.
75-76Let a man cast the excreta of his enemy on the skin of a wild rat and tie that skin round his waist, thereby he will be able to cause a suppression of his stool. A man or woman whose name is written on a mango-leaf with the blood of a raven and is cast amidst heaps of filthy substances is sure to be devoured by crows.
77-78O Hara, a compound consisting of goat’s milk, Tilam, Gokshuram sugar and honey taken in equal parts and internally administered, proves curative in cases of loss of manhood and virile impotency.
79A hundred Bilva twigs soaked with the blood of a raven and an owl and cast in the fire by uttering the names of two different persons are sure to create a bitter animosity between them.
80A medicinal oil cooked with the addition of the flesh of a Jhasa and Rohita, treated with the milk of a she-bear in the manner of a Bhavana, may be prescribed for anointing the body of the patient in any kind of disease. Solutions of Candananam, employed as errhines, facilitate the re-appearance of hairs.
81He, who holds a Langalika. bulb in his hand or smears his body with a paste of that plant, is sure to break the arrogance of the strong bodied ones even in his old age.
82O Thou blissful one, peacock’s blood is fatal even to snakes residing in their holes. Burn down to ashes the dead body of an Ajagar (Boa constrictor) in the fire of a cremation ground.
83By casting these ashes before one’s enemies one is sure to confound them, almost instantaneously.
84The Mantra, which should be recited on the occasion, runs as Om, Tha, Tha, Tha, Cam, Cahihi, Svaha, Om, Udaram, Pahi Pahl Svaha.
85Sudarsana roots culled under the influence of the asterism Pushya and kept in a chamber drive the serpents from its inside and bar their reoccupation of the same site.
86Torches made of linen soaked with the expressed juice of Arka plants and lighted to illumine a roadway serve to drive away all snakes from that road side.
87Smear the body of a rat with Haritalam soaked in the serum of a cat’s excreta and pasted with goat’s urine. The sight of such a rat is sure to scare away all its kindreds from that house.
88-89For the extinction of mosquitos in a chamber, fumigate it with the vapours of a compound consisting of Triphala, Arjuna, Bhallatakam, Sirisham, Vidanga, shellac, resin, and bdellium pounded together and cast in a smokeless fire.