Pancamritaparpati, Pañcāmṛtaparpaṭī, Pancamrita-parpati: 1 definition



Pancamritaparpati 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 Pañcāmṛtaparpaṭī can be transliterated into English as Pancamrtaparpati or Pancamritaparpati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchamritaparpati.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Pañcāmṛtaparpaṭī (पञ्चामृतपर्पटी) or simply Pañcāmṛta refers to a type of Parpati medicine, according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea).—Accordingly, “eight tolas of sulphur, four tolas of mercury, two tolas of iron, one tola of mica, and half a tola of, copper are to be rubbed together in an iron mortar to form a black powder, which is next to be transformed into a parpati, in the same way as ‘rasa-parpati’. Accompaniment, clarified butter and honey. This medicine cures grahani, aversion to food, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, cough, hemeptosis, waste in early stage, and eye-diseases”.

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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.

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