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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-190

Basic concepts to be reckoned in a proper history of alchemy

SD - 34 - Block A, North Nazimabad, Karachi 33, Pakistan

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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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