Ksharasutra, Kṣārasūtra, Kshara-sutra: 5 definitions


Ksharasutra 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 Kṣārasūtra can be transliterated into English as Ksarasutra or Ksharasutra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kṣārasūtra (क्षारसूत्र) is a Sanskrit technical term, translating to “medicated thread”. It is used in the treatment of ano-rectal disorders. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: PMC: Management of rare, low anal anterior fistula exception to Goodsall's rule with Kṣārasūtra

Kṣārasūtra is a medicated thread prepared by utilizing barbour thread of size 20 number anointed with total 21 coatings of snuhi ksheera (latex of Euphorbia neriifolia), haridra (Curcuma longa Linn) and apāmārga (Achyranthes aspera) kṣāra.

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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

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣārasūtra (क्षारसूत्र):—[=kṣāra-sūtra] [from kṣāra > kṣar] n. caustic thread (applied to fistulas etc.), [Suśruta]

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Ksharasutra in German

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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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