Hemapushpi, Hemapuṣpī, Hema-pushpi: 4 definitions

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Hemapushpi 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 Hemapuṣpī can be transliterated into English as Hemapuspi or Hemapushpi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Hemapuṣpī (हेमपुष्पी):—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).

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Hemapushpi in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

1) Hemapuṣpī (हेमपुष्पी) is another name for Hemajīvantī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Dregea volubilis (sneeze wort). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.183), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Hemapuṣpī (हेमपुष्पी) is another name for Svarṇajīvantī, a plant similar to Jīvantī, a medicinal plant identified with Leptadenia reticulata (cork swallow-wort) from the Apocynaceae, or “dogbane family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.42-44 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Hemapuṣpī and Svarṇajīvantī, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Hemapuṣpī (हेमपुष्पी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Indravāruṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth, bitter apple or desert gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.70-72.

3) Hemapuṣpī (हेमपुष्पी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Svarṇulī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.162. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Hemapuṣpī and Svarṇulī, there are a total of five Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant. Note: Rājanighaṇṭu’s commentator describes Svarṇulī as Sanay (Sanāya), known as Mārkaṇḍikā in Āyurveda.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hemapushpi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Hemapuṣpī (हेमपुष्पी):—[=hema-puṣpī] [from hema-puṣpa > hema > heman] f. Rubia Munjista

2) [v.s. ...] Hoya Viridiflora

3) [v.s. ...] Curculigo Orchioides

4) [v.s. ...] a colocynth

5) [v.s. ...] = kaṇṭakārī and svarṇalī

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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