Dose of Kismis in Medicine
Raisins enter into the composition of numerous demulcent and expectorant medicines. The following is an illustration; take raisins, emblic myrobalans, dates, long pepper and black pepper equal parts and rub them together with honey and clarified butter and administer as a linctus.
"Draksha Arishta" is a medicinal wine prepared as follows. Take raisins 6 seers and a quarter, water 128 seers, boil them together till reduced to one-fourth and strain. To the strained decoction add 25 seers of treacle and 8 tolas each of the following substances in fine powder, namely, cinnamon, cardamoms, tejpatra flowers of Mesua ferrea (nagakesara), fruit of Aglaia Roxburghiana (priyangu), black pepper, long pepper and baberang seeds and set aside for fermentation. This liquor is considered invigorating and nourishing and is used in consumption, cough, difficult breathing and hoarseness.
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