Mahajvarankusha, Mahājvarāṅkuśa, Maha-jvarankusha: 3 definitions
Mahajvarankusha 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 Mahājvarāṅkuśa can be transliterated into English as Mahajvarankusa or Mahajvarankusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Mahājvarāṅkuśa (महाज्वराङ्कुश) 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). However, as an ayurveda treatment, it should be taken twith caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., mahā-jvarāṅkuśa-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)
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
Mahājvarāṅkuśa (महाज्वराङ्कुश):—[=mahā-jvarāṅkuśa] [from mahā-jvara > mahā > mah] m. a mixture used as a remedy for fever, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Rasendracintāmaṇi]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Jvarankusha, Maha.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (108): Maha-jvarankusha rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]