(Last Updated on : 08/02/2017)
Sulphate of Iron is indigenous to India and has been used in medicine
from a very ancient age. Two sorts of sulphate of iron are mentioned, namely, Dhatukasis
or green variety and Phushpa kasis
or yellowish variety. It is seldom used internally.
Dose of Sulphate of Iron as Medicine
Externally, it is used in skin diseases
along with other medicines. Thus take sulphate of iron, gall-stone of cows (Gorochana
), rusot and orpiment, equal parts and beat into to a paste with Kanjika
. It is useful in intertrigo, pruritis etc.
: Take sesamum
oil 4 seers, water 16 seers, sulphate of iron, wood of Withania somnifera
), bark of Symplocos racemosa
), root of Pothos officinalis
), each 16 tolas. Beat the solid ingredients into a paste and boil it with the oil and water in the usual way. This oil is recommended to be applied to the genitals and the breasts with the view of strengthening these parts.
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