Mahauṣadhī, aka: Maha-aushadhi; 3 Definition(s)
Mahauṣadhī means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.
The Sanskrit term Mahauṣadhī can be transliterated into English as Mahaushadhi or Mahausadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Āyurveda (science of life)
Mahauṣadhī (महौषधी) is another name for Śuṇṭhī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Zingiber officinale (dried ginger). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.24-28), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Hindu science dealing with subjects such as health, medicine, anatomy, etc. and has been in use throughout India since ancient times.
Rasaśāstra (chemistry and alchemy)
Mahauṣadhī (महौषधी):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Mahauṣadhi (महौषधि):—These are sixty seven in numbers and considered useful for sūta-bandhana and māraṇa etc. karmas (purposes). The names of Mahauṣadhis, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature), are:
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Rasaśāstra (रसशास्त्र, rasa-shastra) is an important branch of Āyurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasaśāstra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
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- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the story of Mahā Lakṣmī
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- · Maha Kassapa > The Verses Of Maha Kassapa
- · Anāgārika Dharmapāla > Mahā Bodhi Journal
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- · The Jataka, Volume IV > No. 453.: Mahā-Maṅgala-Jātaka.
- · Guide to Tipitaka > ... > (e) Maha Vagga Samyutta Pali
- · The Jataka, Volume IV > No. 469.: Mahā-Kaṇha-Jātaka.
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the incarnation of Mahā Lakṣmī in the house of Kuśadhvaja
- · The Jataka, Volume IV > No. 447.: Mahā-Dhamma-Pāla-Jātaka.
- · The Jataka, Volume IV > No. 507.: Mahā-Palobhana-Jātaka.
- · The Jataka, Volume IV > No. 486.: Mahā-Ukkusa-Jātaka.
- · The Jataka, Volume V > No. 537.: Mahā-Sutasoma-Jātaka.
- · The Jataka, Volume VI > No. 546.: The Mahā-Ummagga-Jātaka.
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