Mandalivisha, Maṇḍaliviṣa, Mandali-visha: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Maṇḍaliviṣa can be transliterated into English as Mandalivisa or Mandalivisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam

Maṇḍaliviṣa (मण्डलिविष) refers to “poison resulting from viperine (maṇḍali) snakes”, and is dealt with in the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—The third chapter covers maṇḍali (viperine) snake treatment. Vegānusāra-cikitsā (stage wise treatment), specific symptoms and treatment of 16 types of maṇḍali snakes are explained here. E.g.: In rakta-maṇḍali bite, bleeding from nose and mouth, foul smell, deep enmity, hatred, fainting etc. will be seen.

Management of complications in maṇḍaliviṣa also has been explained. In bleeding from hair follicles, fried powder of root of Śigru (Moringa oleifera) mixed with cow's ghee should be massaged all over the body. Medicines that need to be given in case of thirst, burning sensation, pain, swelling, yellowish urine, bleeding from mouth, haematemesis, weakness of joints, retention of urine, vomiting and in severe rise of temperature are also explained. In yellowish urine, bark of Karañja (Pongamia pinnata) should be given in hot water. In the ulcer at the maṇḍali bite site, Daśapuṣpa, Svarasa (juice) or Pārantyadi-taila can be used.

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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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