Purishavirajaniya, Purīṣavirajanīya, Purisha-virajaniya: 2 definitions


Purishavirajaniya 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.

The Sanskrit term Purīṣavirajanīya can be transliterated into English as Purisavirajaniya or Purishavirajaniya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Purīṣavirajanīya (पुरीषविरजनीय) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “altering the colour of the faeces”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the words purīṣa, translating to “faeces” or “excrement”, and virajanīya, referring to “to modify or improve the color”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Śallakī (Boswellia serrata), Śrīveṣṭaka (Pinus longifolia), Payasyā (Batatas paniculatus) and Utpala (Nymphaea stellata). The collection of herbs named Purīṣavirajanīya is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Purīṣavirajanīya (पुरीषविरजनीय):—Substances used for imparting normal colour to the faecal matter.

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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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