Rasaushadhi, Rasa-aushadhi, Rasauṣadhi: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Rasauṣadhi can be transliterated into English as Rasausadhi or Rasaushadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 9

Rasauṣadhi (रसौषधि):—These Rasauṣadhis are sixty eight in number and very powerful and are known to be useful in the māraṇa, jāraṇa and niyāmana karmas of rasa (Mercury). (13-22) The names of Rasauṣadhis are:

  1. Jalotpalā
  2. Ciṃcikā
  3. Jalāpāmārga
  4. Māṃsikā
  5. Jalakumbhī
  6. Meghanādā
  7. Īśvarī
  8. Aparājitā
  9. Mālārjunī
  10. Veṇukā
  11. Śikhipādā
  12. Tiktikā
  13. Kāśmarī
  14. Ativisā
  15. Samaṃgā
  16. Jālinī
  17. Tuṣambukā
  18. Durgandhā
  19. Pāṣānī
  20. Śukanāsikā
  21. Vanamālī
  22. Vārāhī
  23. Gojihvā
  24. Musalī
  25. Paṭolī
  26. Śaṭhikā
  27. Mūrvā
  28. Pāṭalā
  29. Jalamūlakā
  30. Rasā
  31. Ajamārī
  32. Śiṃśikā
  33. Sitagandhikā
  34. Poṭaki
  35. Viṣaghnī
  36. Bṛhatī
  37. Garūḍī
  38. Tulasī
  39. Vidārī
  40. Manjiṣṭhā
  41. Citrapālikā
  42. Jalapippalikā
  43. Bhāṅgī
  44. Maṇḍūkī
  45. Uttamā
  46. Candrodakā
  47. Sārivā
  48. Hariṇī
  49. Kukkuṭā
  50. Sarpākṣī
  51. Haṃsapādī
  52. Vanakuṣmāṇḍavallikā
  53. Markasphoṭī
  54. Dhanvayāsa
  55. Pāgava
  56. Sthalasāriṇī
  57. Ardhacandrā
  58. Hemapuṣpī
  59. Mohinī
  60. Vajrakandikā
  61. Alambuṣā
  62. Halinī
  63. Rasacitrā
  64. Nandinī
  65. Vṛścikālī
  66. Guḍuci
  67. Vāsā
  68. Śṛṅgī
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context information

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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