Arshas, Arśas: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Arśas can be transliterated into English as Arsas or Arshas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Arśas (अर्शस्) refers to “hemorrhoids”, as mentioned in verse 5.13-14, 25 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] as concerns (water from) wells, ponds, etc., one should know (if it comes) from jungle, swamp, or rock. No water or, in case of incapability, little (is) to be drunk by those suffering from weak digestion and visceral induration (and) by those suffering from jaundice, abdominal swellings, diarrhea, hemorrhoids [viz., arśas], dysentery, and cutaneous swellings. Except in autumn and summer, even a healthy man shall drink only little”.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Arśas (अर्शस्) or Harṣa refers to “haemorrhoids”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need (viz., arśas) of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.
In chapter 5, Bhallātaka (Semecarpus anacardium) is mentioned as the main drug for the disease arśas (Haemorrhoids).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Arśas (अर्शस्) or Arśoroga refers to “piles” according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 5). Accordingly, “the main indication of the disease [i.e., arśas-roga] is the growth of lumps of flesh, either outside or inside the rectum. Piles may lead to the growth of all sorts of diseases. Bleeding piles are those which are due to an abnormal excess of pitta. Those which grow isolated from one another, and give rise to udavarta, are due to abnormal excess of vayu. Those, due to an abnormal excess of kapha, are accompanied with swelling. Piles, due to an abnormal excess of all the three doshas, have all those symptoms combined”
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Kavya (poetry)Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)
Arśas (अर्शस्) in Sanskrit (or Arisa in Prakrit) refers to “hemorrhoids”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Cf. Meulenbeld 1974 p. 619.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Arśas (अर्शस्).—n. [ṛ-asun vyādhau śuṭ ca Uṇ.4.195] Piles; नाशयित्री बलासस्यार्शसऽउपचितामसि (nāśayitrī balāsasyārśasa'upacitāmasi) Vāj.12.97.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rśaḥ) Hœmorrhoids, piles. E. ṛ to go, asun Unadi affix, and śuṭ inserted.
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(-rsaḥ) Hœmorrhoids. See arśas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arśas (अर्शस्).—probably ṛṣ + as (with ś instead of ṣ), n. Hæmorrhoids.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arśas (अर्शस्).—[neuter] haemorrhoids.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arśas (अर्शस्):—[from arśa] n. piles, hemorrhoids, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xii, 97, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arśas (अर्शस्):—(śaḥ) 1. n. Idem.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Full-text (+26): Arshasa, Arshohita, Arshoyuj, Yonyarshas, Arsha, Arshoroga, Arshoghna, Nasarshas, Arsho, Arshadi, Raktarshas, Shushkarshas, Lingarshas, Arshangi, Arisa, Rajavarta, Durnaman, Harsha, Bhallataka, Pancamukha.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXII - Causes and symptoms of diseases of the nose < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XX - Causes and symptoms of Ear-disease < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XV - Treatment of eye-diseases which require Excision < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)