Lauhaparpati, Lauhaparpaṭī, Lauha-parpati: 1 definition
Lauhaparpati 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Lauhaparpaṭī (लौहपर्पटी) refers to a type of Parpati medicine, according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea).—Accordingly, “one part of mercury and two parts of sulphur are to be rubbed together to form a kajjali or black powder, with which is to be mixed one part of iron. All of these arc to be rubbed together in an iron mortar and transformed into parpati, in the same way as ‘rasa-parpati’. Accompaniment, cold milk or decoction of jira and dhanya. This medicine cures sutika, diarrhoea, anemia, jaundice, weakness of the digesting heat, and bhasmaka (abnormal hunger.)”.
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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