Pashanabheda, Pāṣāṇabhēda, Pāṣāṇabheda: 7 definitions



Pashanabheda 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.

The Sanskrit terms Pāṣāṇabhēda and Pāṣāṇabheda can be transliterated into English as Pasanabheda or Pashanabheda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Pashanabheda in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Pāṣāṇabheda (पाषाणभेद) refers to Bergenia ciliate Haw. and is the name of a medicinal plant mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—Śilājatu and Pāṣāṇabheda is indicated for Aśmari (Renal calculi).—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Pāṣāṇabheda). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Pāṣāṇabheda (पाषाणभेद) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant commonly identified with Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl. from the Saxifragaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.39-40 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Pāṣāṇabheda is a highly controversial drug. Although used widely in different places with different substitutes, which are mainly as under: 1) Bergenia ligulata (Wall.) Engl., 2) Aerva lanata Juss., 3) Aerva javanica Juss., 4) Ammania baccifera Linn., 5) Rotula aquatica Lour., 6) Coleus amboinicus Lour., 7) Coleus aromaticus Benth., 8) Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz., 9) Northosaerva brachiata Wight., 10) Iris species, 11) Ocimum basilicum Linn., 12) Bridelia retusa Spreng., 13) Bridelia montana, 14) Homonoia riparia Lour., 15) Didymocarpus pedicellata R. & Br.

Pāṣāṇabheda is mentioned as having eight synonyms: Pāṣāṇabhedaka, Aśmaghna, Śilābheda, Aśmabhedaka, Śvetā, Upalabhedī, Nagajit and Śiligarbhajā.

Properties and characteristics: “Pāṣāṇabheda is sweet (madhura), bitter (tikta) and cold (śitala). It is useful in obstinate diseases of urinary tract including diabetes (Mehavināśaka). It cures thirst, burning syndrome, dysuria and stones or lithiasis”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Pashanabheda in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pāṣāṇabhēda (पाषाणभेद).—m (S) A saline efflorescence appearing upon certain stones. 2 A plant, Plectranthus scutellaroides. Rox., Illecebrum lanaceum. Ains.

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

pāṣāṇabhēda (पाषाणभेद).—m A saline efflorescence used as medicine.

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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

[«previous next»] — Pashanabheda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṣāṇabheda (पाषाणभेद):—[=pāṣāṇa-bheda] [from pāṣāṇa] m. Plectranthus Scutellarioides, [Caraka]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pāṣāṇabheda (पाषाणभेद):—([Rājan 5,37.Carakasaṃhitā 1,4])., ka , bhedana und bhedin m. Plectranthus scutellarioides. bhedarasa m. [Rasaratnākara 478.] bhedana nach [Materia medica of the Hindus] Lycopodium imbricatum. bhedin nach ders. Colcus amboinicus.

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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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