Ativisa, aka: Ativisā, Ativiṣā, Ativisha; 8 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Ativiṣā can be transliterated into English as Ativisa or Ativisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Ativiṣā (अतिविषा):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Ativiṣā (अतिविषा) is a Sanskrit word referring to “Indian aconite”, a herb from the Ranunculaceae (buttercup/crowfoot) family of plants., and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Aconitum heterophyllum and is commonly known as the “atis root” among others. It grows in the alpine and sub-alpine regions of the Himilaya mountain range. The literal translation of Ativiṣā is “counteracting poison” which is derived from Ativiṣa, or, “exceedingly poisonous”.
The plant Ativiṣā is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is also known as Viṣā, which is a Sanskrit word derived from Viṣa (translating to “poisonous”).Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ativisā, (f.) (Sk. ativiṣā) N. of a plant Vin. I, 201; IV, 35. (Page 21)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
ativiṣa (अतिविष).—n ativiṣā f S pop. ativikha n A tree used in medicine. The bark is employed in dyeing. It is white, red, and black. (Atis or Betula.) As. Res. Vol. 6th 573.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ativiṣa (अतिविष).—n Aconitum heterophyllum.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) Very poisonous.
2) Counteracting poison.
-ṣā Name of a poisonous yet highly medicinal plant (Mar. ativiṣa or ativikha) Aconitum Ferox.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ativiṣa (अतिविष).—(1) adj. (= Pali ativisa), very poisonous: Jm 229.17; (2) nt., a plant, according to Tibetan boṅ ṅa dkar po, said to mean white wolfsbane; compare Pali ativisa, a medicinal plant, and Sanskrit ativiṣā, identified as one or more varieties of Aconitum: Mvy 5821.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Antidote, exceeding or subduing poison. f.
(-ṣā) A tree used in medicine, the bark is also employed in dyeing; it is of three kinds; white, red, and black. (Atis or Betula.) E. ati overcoming, and viṣa poison.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (124): Tryahikari rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 67 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (39): Piyusavalli rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 18 - Treatment for diarrhea (9): Vishvanatha rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 11 - Semi-poison (11): Ativisha < [Chapter XXXI - Upavisha (semi-poisons)]
Indian Medicinal Plants (by Kanhoba Ranchoddas Kirtikar)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XL - Symptoms and treatment of Diarrhea (Atisara) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LV - Symptoms and Treatment of repression of natural urging (Udavarta) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LVII - Symptoms and Treatment of aversion to food (Arochaka) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)