Medicinal recipes of infallible efficacies ||191||
1Hari said: -Serpents leave the house of him, who takes Punarnava roots pasted with water under the auspices of the asterism Pushya.
2O thou bull ensigned deity, he, who carries an image of Garuda, made of bear’s teeth, on his person, remains invisible to snakes all through his life.
3O Rudra, snakes avoid the presence of one, who takes Salmali roots pasted with water under the auspices of the asterism Pushya.
4By tying Lajjaluka roots his hands, or by smearing them with pasted Lajjaluka, a man is enabled to catch hold of snakes without anywise imperiling his life.
5Roots of white Arka plants, taken pasted with water, under the auspices of the asterism Pushya, prove antidotal to Dank (a large kind of mosquito) poison; Karavira roots similarly taken are found to exercise a similar antitoxic virtue.
6Plasters of Mahakala roots pasted with Kanjikam tend to neutralise the poison of Dundubha or Bodra (Boa) snakes.
7Tanduliyaka-roots taken pasted with rice washings through the medium of clarified butter (honey according to others) prove antidotal to all kinds of poison.
8Either Nili roots, or Lajjaluka roots taken pasted with rice-washings prove remedial to Dansaka-poison.
9The expressed juice of a Kushmanda creeper taken with the admixture of treacle, sugar and milk tends to neutralise the poison of a Danska.
10-12Yashtimadhu taken with its own weight of sugar through the medium of milk proves antidotal to mole-poison. Gargles of cold-water attest salivation due to the irritation of the mucous membrane of the mouth through chewing beetal leaves. Clarified butter taken with sugar relieves the intoxication of wine.
13O thou supreme deity, potions of black Ankata roots boiled with water, or errhines of decoctions of black Aitkota roots prove remedial, within three days, to any slow poison retained in the system.
14Warm clarified butter, taken with the admixture of rock salt, relieves, O thou supreme deity, the pain of a scorpion-bite.
15O thou bissful one, a compound consisting of Kusumbham, Kurhkum, Haritalam, Manahi-Karanjam, and Arka roots pasted together, and internally administered, proves antidotal to all kinds of poison.
16Drugs of oils found in burning oil-lamps, as well as the expressed juice of Khatjoraka undoubtedly neutralise the poison, O Siva, in cases of centipede (scolopendra) bites. O Rudra, a fumigation of the seat of the bite with the vapours of burning bdellium is sure to neutralize the poison in a case of centipede-bite.
17-18aFumigations with the vapours of burning Ankota leaves would prove beneficial in cases of bites by rats. Plasters composed of Nagesvaram, Maricam, Sunthi, and Tagarpaduka pasted together with water would prove antidotal to beestings, or the seat of the sting should be otherwise plastered with Satapshpa and rocksalt pasted together with clarified butter.
18b-19Plasters composed of Sirisha seeds cooked with milk would certainly destroy the poison, 0 thou supreme deity, in cases of Durdura (poisonous rats) bites.
20O thou moon-crested one, the expressed juice of Dhusturam administered with the admixture of milk and treacle proves curative in cases of bites by rabid dogs (Hydophobia).
21Gargles of a decoction of Vata, Nimba and gams barks relieve the pain in the mouth due to the effects of a poison.
22Plasters of Devadaru and Gairikam pasted together with witer, or of Nagesvaram, Haridra, Daru-Haridra and Mangishtha pasted together with water prove remedial to spider-poisons.
23-24Plasters composed of Karanja seeds, Varuna bark, Tilab and Sarshapa pasted together would undoubtedly destroy all kinds of poison.