Pashanabheda, Pāṣāṇabhēda, Pāṣāṇabheda: 9 definitions


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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)

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Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

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.

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Pashanabheda [ಪಾಷಾಣಭೇದ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Rotula aquatica Lour. from the Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Carmona viminea, Ehretia viminea, Rhabdia viminea. For the possible medicinal usage of pashanabheda, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Pasanabheda [पाषाणभेद] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ammannia baccifera L. from the Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle) family having the following synonyms: Ammannia vescicatoria, Ammannia aegyptiaca.

Pashanabheda [पाषाणभेद] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. from the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) family having the following synonyms: Aerva elegans, Illecebrum lanatum, Achyranthes lanata.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Pasanabheda in India is the name of a plant defined with Aerva javanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Iresine persica Burm.f. (among others).

2) Pasanabheda is also identified with Aerva lanata It has the synonym Cyathula polycephala Baker (etc.).

3) Pasanabheda is also identified with Ammannia baccifera It has the synonym Ammannia auriculata var. subsessilis (Willd.) Boiss. (etc.).

4) Pasanabheda is also identified with Bergenia ciliata It has the synonym Saxifraga ciliata Lindl. (etc.).

5) Pasanabheda is also identified with Bergenia pacumbis It has the synonym Saxifraga ligulata Hook. f. & Thomas (etc.).

6) Pasanabheda is also identified with Bergenia stracheyi It has the synonym Saxifraga milesii Baker (etc.).

7) Pasanabheda is also identified with Bryophyllum pinnatum It has the synonym Crassula pinnata L.f. (etc.).

8) Pasanabheda is also identified with Nothosaerva brachiata It has the synonym Illecebrum brachiatum (L.) L. (etc.).

9) Pasanabheda is also identified with Ocimum basilicum It has the synonym Plectranthus barrelieri Spreng. (etc.).

10) Pasanabheda is also identified with Rotula aquatica It has the synonym Carmona viminea (Wall.) G. Don (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis (1852)
· Edwards's Botanical Register, or Flower Garden and Shrubbery (1843)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1954)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1984)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1794)

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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

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

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

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Pashanabheda in German

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