Curnodaka, Cūrṇodaka: 1 definition



Curnodaka 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Cūrṇodaka.—Take 250 mg. of lime powder (cūrṇa) in a stainless steel vessel, add 60 ml. of water, and keep aside for 9 hours. Decant the supernatant layers through a filter paper. The filtrate is known as Cūrṇodaka. (see the Rasataraṅgiṇī 11, which is a 16th century alchemical century treatise on Rasaśāstra by Bhānudatta).

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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.

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