Jaratpitta, Jarat-pitta: 1 definition

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Jaratpitta 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: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Jaratpitta (जरत्पित्त) or or Vidagdhajīrṇa refers to indigestion (ajīrṇa) due to putrefaction of the bile (i.e., indigestion in which food in the stomach is putrefied before digestion, causing the putrefaction of the bile, and forming toximia), as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Symptoms of vidagdhajīrṇa:—“giddiness, thirst, loss of consciousness various ailments due to pitta, belching smoke-like vapour with sour taste, perspiration, and sensation of heat. [...] The three kinds of indigestion, viz. āmā, viṣṭabdhā, and vidagdha, give rise to visūcī, alasaka, and vilambikā respectively”.

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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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