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Anc Sci Life. 1984 Oct-Dec; 4(2): 116–122.
PMCID: PMC3331503

THE SINO-INDIAN ORIGIN OF CHEMEIA AND CHUMEIA AS SYNONYMS IN GREK, SIGNIFYING ALCHEMY

Abstract

In China the antecedent of alchemy is represented by the god of longevity emerging from the peach. The first synthetic drug, Kim-Yeh, red colloidal gold, signified gold-cum -herbal juice. Kim-Yeh=Kimiya (Arabic) =chemeia (Greek). Translated this gave Chrusozomion=Gold Ferment, specifying the drug. Rasayana was translated as Chumeia, herbal juice-incorporate and signified the art alchemy. Chemeia was Chinese and Chumeia, Indian. Originally each signified both, a drug of longevity and the art, alchemy. Finally the art of making red gold was misunderstood as the art of making gold itself


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