Darvivisha, Dārviviṣa, Darvi-visha: 1 definition

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Darvivisha 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 term Dārviviṣa can be transliterated into English as Darvivisa or Darvivisha, 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

Dārviviṣa (दार्विविष) refers to the “Darvīkara venom”, 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).—Kāśyapa prescribes various antidotes to quell the poison by administering them through nasal drugs, collyrium, ointment, herbal drinks and diet. According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse VIII.11)—“The juice extract of Kiṃśuka leaves administered nasally quickly kills poison. So also Auṣadharāja or Hiṅgu-asafoetida mixed with sakāyajala (saliva) of the patient renders Darvīkara venom innocuous within seconds”.

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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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