Agnimukha churna: Take asafoetida, one part Acorus Calamus (vacha) 2 parts, long pepper 3 parts, ginger 4 parts, ajwain 5 parts, chebulic myrobalan 6 parts, plumbago root 7 parts and the root of Aplotaxis auriculata 8 parts. Powder the ingredients, mix and pass the powder through a cloth. Dose is 20 to 40 grains with whey or wine in dyspepsia with loss of appetite.
A liniment composed of the root of Aplotaxis auriculata, Kanjika and castor oil is recommended by several writers to be applied to the forehead in cephalalgia. The fried root, mixed with mustard oil, is applied to the scalp in porrigo. Equal parts of the powdered root and of rock salt, mixed with mustard oil and fermented paddy water (Kanjika) are rubbed on joints affected with chronic disease.
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