Mocarasa, Moca-rasa, Mōcarasa: 9 definitions


Mocarasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Mocharasa.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Mocarasa (मोचरस) refers to (the gummy extract of) the medicinal plant Salmalia malabarica Schott & Endl., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Mocarasa] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

The (gummy extract of the) plant Salmalia malabarica Schott & Endl. (Mocarasa) is also known as Śālmalī according to both the Ayurvedic Formulary and the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mōcarasa (मोचरस).—m (S) The gum of the silk cotton tree.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mōcarasa (मोचरस).—m The gum of the silk-cotton tree.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mocarasa (मोचरस).—the resin of Gossampinus Rumphii.

Derivable forms: mocarasaḥ (मोचरसः).

Mocarasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms moca and rasa (रस). See also (synonyms): mocaniryāsa, mocasāra, mocasrāva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mocarasa (मोचरस).—m.

(-saḥ) The gum of the silk-cotton tree. E. moca the Bombax, and rasa juice; also similar compounds, as mocaniryāsa, mocasāra, mocasrāva, and mocasrut .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mocarasa (मोचरस):—[=moca-rasa] [from moca] m.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mocarasa (मोचरस):—[moca-rasa] (saḥ) 1. m. The gum of the silk cotton tree.

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Mocarasa in German

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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.

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