1. Now at that time the Bhikkhus who were sick had need of various kinds of salt 5 as medicine. They told this thing to the Blessed One.
'I allow you, O Bhikkhus, the use of salts as
medicine--sea-salt 1, black salt 2, rock salt 3, kitchen salt 4, red salt 5, and whatsoever other salts are used in medicine (&c., as in chap. 4, down to:) is guilty of a dukkata offence.'
47:5 On these salts compare Abhidhânappadîpikâ, verse 461; Susruta, vol. i, pp. 226, 227, of the edition by Madhusûdana Gupta; Wise, 'Hindu Medicine,' p. 117.
48:1 Sâmuddikâ ’ti samudda-tîre vâlukâ viya titthati (B.).
48:2 Kâla-lonan ti pakati-lonam (B.).
48:3 Sindhavan ti seta-vannam: pabbate utthahati (B.). It was probably called Sindh salt because it was found there, though, like Sindhava horses, it is always supposed to be white.
48:4 Ubbhidâ ’ti bhummito aṅkuyam (sic) utthahati (B.).
48:5 Bilan ti dabba-sambhârehi saddhim pakitam: tam ratta-vannam (B.). It is Sanskrit vida, Hindustâni bit laban, and the same as bilâla in the Abhidhânappadîpikâ.