Putapaka-svarasa, Puṭapāka-svarasa: 1 definition

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Puṭapāka-svarasa:—It is a kind of procedure, where juice of fresh green herb will be obtained by the process of Puṭapāka. Bundle the Kalka of green plant material in leaves of Kāśmarī, Vaṭa, Jambu etc., and cover with clay in layers of about 2 cm. thickness. Dry and place amidst fire till becomes reddish. Open the bundle and strain the juice from Kalka through a clean cloth. (see the Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā II.1.21-23, which is a 14th century medicinal Āyurvedic treatise in Sanskrit written by Śārṅgadhara).

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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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