The decoction of Vilva, Agnimantha and Putika should be used in sprinkling (the body of the possessed child) and sprinkling with Surd, Sauvira and Dhany-mla (Kanjika) is also advisable in such cases. A medicated oil should be duly cooked with Priyangu, Sarala, Ananta, S'ata-pushpa and Kutannata and with cow's urine, the liquid of the milk-curd (Dadhi-mastu) and Kanjika. Medicated Ghritas should be duly prepared with the drugs of the Madhura group as Kalka, with the decoction of the Dasamula and with milk or with the head of a date-palm tree 2. A.
The child should be made to wear Vacha, Vayastha, Golomi and Jatila as a charm and the utsadana measures recommended in the treatment of Skandapasmara should be used in this case also. Siddharthaka (white mustard), Vacha, Hingu, Kushtha, parched rice, Bhalla-taka and Ajamoda should be used in fumigating the body of the child. In cases of attacks by Navagraha the dungs of a monkey, an owl and a vulture should also be used by persons wishing the good of the child for a fumigating purpose and that at the dead of the night when all persons arc asleep. 2. B.
Offerings of huskless sesamum, garlands of flowers and various dishes should be made to the deity Naigamesha (the preserver of the child) at the foot of a Vata tree on the sixth day of the fortnight and the child should be bathed there at the fool of the tree.
"May the far-famed god, Naigamesha, the preserver of children, who has a goat's face with moving brow and rolling eyes and who can assume different forms at will, preserve the child." 2.
Thus ends the thirty-sixth chapter of the Uttara-Tantra in the Sus'ruta Samhita which deals with the medical treatment of (an attack by) Naigamesha.