Raktapitta, Rakta-pitta: 12 definitions

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Raktapitta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Google Books: Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam: Essentials of Ayurveda

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त, “innate haemorrhage”).—Exposure to sun, exertion, anger, excessive sexual intercourse; intake of irritant, hot, alkaline, sour, salty and pungent food items—Pitta being burnt (aggravated) by these causes further burns the blood and thus gives rise to the disease known as ‘raktapitta’ which is characterized by outflow of blod (haemorrhage) associated with pitta upwards from mouth, nose, eyes, ear etc., downwards from anus, penis or vagina and universally from all the hair-follicles.

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त) refers to “strangury”, as mentioned in verse 5.21-23, 36 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] among the (different kinds of milk [viz., payas]), cow’s milk [viz., gavya] (is) a vitalizer (and) elixir; (it is) wholesome for pulmonary rupture and pulmonary consumption, intellectualizing, invigorative, productive of breast-milk, (and) purgative, (and) destroys fatigue, giddiness, intoxication, unbeautifulness, dyspnea, cough, excessive thirst, hunger, old fever, strangury, and hemorrhage [viz., raktapitta] [...]”.

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Memoirs of Vaidyas (3)

The disease called “blood-bile” (Raktapitta) does not fit into any modern medical concept. It comprises all disorders in which loss of blood, or matter supposed to be “blood-bile”, occurs through the openings of the body (the eyes and the pores of the hairs are also regarded as openings of the body).

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त) refers to “hemorrhage disorders”. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त) refers to a “bleeding tendency disorder”, which is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need (viz., raktapitta) of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

Raktapitta is mentioned as a disease that can be treated with metallic drugs including ingredients such as Haratālabhasma (calcified orpiment), as mentioned in chapter 3.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त) refers to “bleeding disorder”, and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases (viz., Raktapitta).

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त) refers to “haemorrhagic disease” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning raktapitta] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त) refers to hemorrhage from the stomach though mouth, rectum, nostrils, penice, vagina or from the pores in the skin. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji volume 3)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

raktapitta (रक्तपित्त).—m n S Spontaneous hemorrhages from the mouth, nose, rectum, and cuticle, with fever and evacuations.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त).—derangement of the blood produced by bile; संयोगाद् दूषणात् तत् तु सामान्याद् गन्धवर्णयोः । रक्तं च पित्तमाख्यातं रक्तपित्त मनीषिभिः (saṃyogād dūṣaṇāt tat tu sāmānyād gandhavarṇayoḥ | raktaṃ ca pittamākhyātaṃ raktapitta manīṣibhiḥ) Bhāva P.

Derivable forms: raktapittam (रक्तपित्तम्).

Raktapitta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and pitta (पित्त).

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

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त).—m.

(-ttaḥ) Plethora, spontaneous hæmorrhages from the mouth, nose, rectum and cuticle, accompanied with fever and headache, vomiting, purging, &c. E. rakta red, and pitta bile, the bile being of that colour; or rakta blood and pitta bile, it being supposed to be an affection of both fluids or humours.

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

Raktapitta (रक्तपित्त):—[=rakta-pitta] [from rakta > raj] n. ‘bile-blood’, a [particular] disturbance of the blood caused by bile, plethora, spontaneous hemorrhage from the mouth or nose, [Suśruta] 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. 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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