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Anc Sci Life. 1986 Jan-Mar; 5(3): 186–190.
PMCID: PMC3331455
BASIC CONCEPTS TO BE RECKONED IN A PROPER HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
S. Mahdihassan
SD – 34 – Block A, North Nazimabad, Karachi 33, Pakistan
Received January 16, 1985; Accepted July 17, 1985.
Abstract
Use of simple synthetic drug called Chin – Yeh, Gold – plus – plant juice or red colloidal gold. Gold made body everlasting and the herbal principle, as soul, increased life-span. Dialectally it was called Kim – Iya. Arabicized as Al – Kimiya it finally appeared as Alchemy. Chin – Yeh as drug was only brick – red when mercury, and sulphur – with traces of gold were sublimated there resulted Chin – Tan, Gold – plus – cinnabar. It was blood – red and with redness as soul it became the ideal drug of longevity.
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