Laghusiddhabhraka, aka: Laghusiddhābhraka, Laghusiddha-abhraka; 1 Definition(s)


Laghusiddhabhraka 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)

[Laghusiddhabhraka in Rasashastra glossaries]

Laghusiddhabhraka (लघुसिद्धभ्रक) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Meghanādā 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., laghusiddha-abhraka-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 book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of laghusiddhabhraka in the context of Rasashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 22 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

abhraka (अभ्रक).—m Talc.
Abhrakadruti (अभ्रकद्रुति, “liquefied mica”):—A physician, not acquainted with the pro...
Abhrakabhasman (अभ्रकभस्मन्).—n. calx of talc. Abhrakabhasman is a Sanskrit compound consisting...
Pivala Abhraka
pivaḷā abhraka (पिवळा अभ्रक).—m Yellow talc.
pivaḷā-abhraka (पिवळा-अभ्रक).—m Yellow talc.
pāṇḍharā-abhraka (पांढरा-अभ्रक).—m Grey mica.
Abhrakasattva (अभ्रकसत्त्व).—steel.Derivable forms: abhrakasattvam (अभ्रकसत्त्वम्).Abhrakasattv...
Pandhara Abhraka
pāṇḍharā abhraka (पांढरा अभ्रक).—m Grey mica.
1) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—One of the seven sons of Murāsura, the other six being Tāmra, Śravaṇa...
Bhasma (भस्म) is the name of a deity who received the Yogajāgama from Sudhākhya through the mah...
Abhra (अभ्र).—[abhr-ac; but more correctly ap-bhṛ; apo bibharti bhṛ-ka; abhram abbharaṇāt Nir. ...
Maṇḍūkābhra variety when heated strongly on fire does not remain quite rather always makes m...
Pinākābhra variety when heated on fire gets its layers separated or gets expanded. On intern...
Gaganabhakṣaṇa (गगनभक्षण, “consumption”) refers to “consumption of ‘essence’ of mica” and repre...
Rasayoga (रसयोग).—juices mixed scientifically. Derivable forms: rasayogaḥ (रसयोगः).Rasayoga is ...

Relevant text