Pittarakta, Pitta-rakta: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Pittarakta in Ayurveda glossary
Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Pittarakta (पित्तरक्त) refers to “hemorrhage”, as mentioned in verse 5.29-30 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Of sour digestion and taste, constipating, heavy, (and) warming (are) curds [viz., dadhi]; (they are) destructive of wind (and) generative of fat, sperm, strength, phlegm, hemorrhage [viz., pittarakta-kṛt], (gastric) fire, and cutaneous swellings. (As they are) appetizing, (they are) commended in anorexia, cold irregular fever, catarrh, and strangury; skimmed, however, in dysentery”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pittarakta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pittarakta (पित्तरक्त).—plethora.

Derivable forms: pittaraktam (पित्तरक्तम्).

Pittarakta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitta and rakta (रक्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pittarakta (पित्तरक्त).—n.

(-ktaṃ) Plethora. See raktapitta. E. pitta, and rakta blood.

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

Pittarakta (पित्तरक्त):—[=pitta-rakta] [from pitta] n. plethora, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. rakta-pitta).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pittarakta (पित्तरक्त):—[pitta-rakta] (ktaṃ) 1. n. Plethora.

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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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