The Nidanam of goitre, scrofula and glandular swellings ||182||

1Hari said: -The use of milk curd is forbidden in autumn, summer, and spring (computed according to the Ayurvedic calendar), whereas its use is recommended in fore-winter (Hemanta), winter and the rainy season.
2Butter and sugar, taken after a meal, tend to improve the intellect. O Hara, by taking a Palam of common treacle, each day, for a year, a man is enabled to visit a thousand women and to acquire an enormous bodily strength.
3By taking Kuslham powders, each night, at bedtime, in combination with Ghritam and honey, a person is enabled to withstand the ravages of time such as grey hair and a shriveled, wrinkled skin of the body.
4The intelligent man, who rubs his body with a cosmetic compound composed of Atasi, Masa and Godhitma pounded together and mixed with clarified butter, walks about charmingly, O Sankara, like an incarnation of Cupid.
5Pills composed of Yava, Tilam, Asvagandha, Musali, Sarala and· Gudam act as splendid rejuvenating and constructive remedies.
6A decoction composed of Hingu, Sauvarcalam and Sunthi boiled together with water cures indigestion and the type of Gastralgia known as Parinama Sulam.
7Make a paste by adding milk to powdered Dhataki; by taking this medicine an emaciated person is sure to gain flesh and to be stout again.
8A strong person should lick a lambative composed of butter, sugar and honey; and person suffering from any kind of wasting disease should take a goodly quantity of milk whereby his health and intellect would be improved.
9-11Powders of crab-shells taken with milk prove curative in Pthisis or consumption. A medicinal oil cooked in combination with Bhallatakam, Vidanga, Yavakshara, Saindhava, Manahisila, and powdered conch-shells acts as an infallible hair-dilapidator. Paste leeches with the expressed juice of Malura; by applying this paste to the palms of one’s hands one is enabled to hold fire in his hands.
12Take the expressed juice of Salamali mixed with the urine of an ass; this compound; cast in the fire acts as a potent fire-extinguisher.
13Take the belly of a female crow, reduce it to powder, and then into a paste with the addition of frog’s blood. Beat this mass into pills.
14By chewing a compound consisting of Munditakam, Vaca, Mustam Maricam or Tagaram, a person is able to lick the flame of a fire with his tongue.
15By casting these pills in the fire, while repeating the Mantra; Om: Agnistambhanam, Kuru Kuru (paralyse this fire), the intelligent one is sure to neutralize (lit. benumb) its heat.
16Rain may be arrested by reciting the mystic formula, which runs as, Om Namo Bhagavate Jalam Stambhaya, Stambhaya, Sam, Sam, Sam, Keka, Keka, Cara Cara.
17By burying a cow-bone, vulture’s bone and Nirrnalyam underneath the threshold of one’s enemy, one is enabled to bring about his death.
18-19A Tilak-mark composed. of five red flowers of different species; Kurnkum, and one Palam of Rocana pasted together with his or her own blood and put on his or her forehead by a man or woman, exercises a fascinating influence.
20-21Brahrnadandi administered through his food or drink to a person under the auspices of the asterism Pushya brings him under the control of the giver. A Palam of Yastimadhu taken with warm water, relieves, O thou the supreme deity, constipation of the bowels, as well as an aching pain in the chest. Recitations of the Mantra, which runs as Om, Hrum, Jah, destroy all kinds of scorpion poison.
22Pippali, Srngavera, rock salt, and Marteam mixed with butter and milk curd and employed as a potion on an errhine act as a potent anti-toxic remedy.
23Decoctions of Triphala, Adrakam, Kushtham and Candana taken with. clarified butter, or these drugs applied as plasters with the addition of the same substance tend to neutralize the effects of poison.
24A compound of Haritalam, Manahi-sila and pigeons’s eyes destroys the effects of a poison as Garuda destroys the serpents.
25O thou bull-ensigned deity, a plaster composed of Saindhava and Tryushanam pasted with milk-curd and applied to the seat of the bite with the addition of honey and clarified butter, proves curative in a case of scorpion-bite.
26Trikatu-powders taken through the vehicle of a decoction of Tilam and Brahmadandi prove remedial to Gulmas and tend to set flow the blood incarcerated or accumulated in any part or organ of the body.
27Milk taken with honey tends to arrest hemorrhage. Apply a plaster of paster Alanhsakam roots to the pelvis; umbilicus and exterior re-productive organ of a woman for the purpose of effecting a speedy and painless parturition.
28O thou, bull-riding celestial, washings of rice, taken with honey and sugar, prove curative in blood-dysentery.