Raktapamarga, Raktāpāmārga, Rakta-apamarga: 4 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Raktāpāmārga (रक्तापामार्ग) is a variety of Apāmārga, the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Achyranthes aspera Linn. (“prickly chaff-flower”) from the Amaranthaceae or “amaranth” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.88-93 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Raktāpāmārga is mentioned as having five synonyms: Kṣudrāpāmārga, Āghaṭṭaka, Dugdhanikā, Raktabindu and Alpapatrikā.

Properties and characteristics: “the red-flowered variety of Apāmārga [viz., Raktāpāmārga] is cold in potency and pungent in rasa. It alleviates kapha and vāta. IT is indicated in wounds, pruritus and as an antidote to poisons. It is astringent and causes vomiting”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Raktapamarga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Raktāpāmārga (रक्तापामार्ग):—[from rakta > raj] m. a red-flowering Achyranthes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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