Rasashesha, Rasaśeṣa, Rasa-shesha: 1 definition



Rasashesha 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 Rasaśeṣa can be transliterated into English as Rasasesa or Rasashesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Rasaśeṣa (रसशेष) or Rasaśeṣajīrṇa refers to “undigested chyle”, as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Symptoms of rasaśeṣa-jīrṇa:—“the essence of food eaten is called the ‘rasa’ (chyle). The digested part of this chyle is transformed into blood, and the part undigested is called ‘rasaśeṣa’. So long as this undigested part of the chyle is not digested the patient feels aversion to food, uneasiness in the heart, and heaviness of the limbs”.

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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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