Marjaravishtha, Mārjāraviṣṭhā, Marjara-vishtha: 1 definition
Marjaravishtha 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 Mārjāraviṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Marjaravistha or Marjaravishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa
Mārjāraviṣṭhā (मार्जारविष्ठा) refers to “cat’s stool”, and is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.41cd-42): “Fumigation with Duttūra, cat’s stool (mārjāraviṣṭhā) and skin of Duṇḍubha snake is prescribed. Paste of oil, Pañcāmrakalka, mixed in 10 measures of milk, are effective antidotes”.
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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