Jvarantaka, aka: Jvarāntaka, Jvara-antaka; 3 Definition(s)
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Jvarāntaka (ज्वरान्तक) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Pārvatīśaṅkara 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., jvarāntaka-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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Jvarāntaka (ज्वरान्तक).—Cathartocarpus fistula.
Derivable forms: jvarāntakaḥ (ज्वरान्तकः).
Jvarāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jvara and antaka (अन्तक).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Febrifuge. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. A kind of Nimb from Nepal. 2. Casia fistula. E. jvara, and antaka what removes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Search found 1 books and stories containing Jvarantaka, Jvarāntaka, Jvara-antaka; (plurals include: Jvarantakas, Jvarāntakas, antakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (110): Jvarantaka rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (109): Maha-jvarantaka rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (163): Brihat-jvarantaka lauha < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]