Ashvavairin, Ashva-vairi, Aśvavairī, Aśvavairin, Ashva-vairin, Ashvavairi: 1 definition


Ashvavairin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Aśvavairī and Aśvavairin can be transliterated into English as Asvavairi or Ashvavairi or Asvavairin or Ashvavairin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Aśvavairin (अश्ववैरिन्) (or Aśvāri) is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment of snake-bites such as those caused by the Hemamaṇḍalī-snakes, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Accordingly, one of the treatments is mentioned as follows: “Lepa and Pāna of the saturated paste of the Bile of peacock, salt, Uśīra and Girikarṇika, with milk. So also the combination of paste made of Nīlī, Pāṭhā and Aśvāri [nīlīpāṭhāśvavairiṇām]. Also recommended is the paste/drink made of Radish, Trikaṭu and oil. Another Lepa cum drink made from one khārī of Śiriṣapañcaka, Asafoetida, salt, Dvimuka, Uraga or Nāgakesara, root of Nirguṇḍi is also prescribed”.

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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.

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