Grahanigajakeshari, aka: Grahaṇīgajakeśarī, Grahani-gajakeshari; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Grahaṇīgajakeśarī can be transliterated into English as Grahanigajakesari or Grahanigajakeshari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Grahaṇīgajakeśarī (ग्रहणीगजकेशरी) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Meghanādā is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., grahaṇī-gajakeśarī-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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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