Parpatadi, Parpaṭādi, Parpata-adi: 1 definition


Parpatadi 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Parpaṭādi (पर्पटादि) or Parpaṭādivarga or Kṣudrakṣuptavarga is the name of the fifth chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “this chapter contains smaller plants or kṣudra-kṣupa. he has his own, version of kṣudra i.e. the drug promoting hunger. Begins with Parpaṭa and ends with Gorakṣa Dugdhī. Number of drugs = 60”. Also, “a physician (bhiṣaj) can improve upon his knowledge through these chapters [viz., Parpaṭādi] and thereafter he may draw his own conclusions”.

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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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