Karpasarasa, Kārpāsarasa, Karpasa-rasa: 1 definition
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa
Kārpāsarasa (कार्पासरस) refers to “cotton-seed juice”, and is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), 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 has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.37cd-38ab): “The victim can also be cured with a drink of cotton-seed juice (kārpāsarasa) along with oil. Rat poison can alternatively be quelled by prescribing an infusion of one khārī or measure of the root of Vandhyā and Tāpiñcha separately”.
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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