Phullika, Phullikā: 2 definitions

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Phullika 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Phullikā (फुल्लिका):—One of the two main varieties of Saurāṣṭrī (‘alum’), which is part of the uparasa group of eight minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. It has a yellow color and can be used for the Lohamāraṇa process.

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6

Phullikā is a variety of Tālaka (“Orpiment”).—It is slightly yellowish, very smooth and destroys garaviṣa. The Pullikā variety is used for lohamāraṇa.

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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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