Rasayani, Rasāyanī: 2 definitions
Rasayani 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Rasāyanī (रसायनी) is another name for Guḍūcī, a medicinal plant identified with Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) from the Menispermaceae or “moonseed family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.13-16 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Rasāyanī and Guḍūcī, there are a total of thirty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Rasāyanī (रसायनी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Kākamācī, a medicinal plant identified with Solanum nigrum Linn. (or ‘black nightshade’) from the Solanaceae or “nightshades” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.133-135. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Rasāyanī and Kākamācī, there are a total of eighteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rasāyanī (रसायनी):—[from rasāyana > rasa > ras] f. a canal or channel for the fluids (of the body), [Caraka; Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants (Solanum Indicum; Cocculus Cordifolius; a species of Karañja ; = gorakṣa-dugdhā; = māṃsa-cchadā etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+3): Rasayani Aushadha, Tamrarasayani, Gorakshadugdha, Jhadapala, Vidara, Lingini, Nilapunarnava, Akashavalli, Shalmali, Kutumbini, Shrutashreni, Hamsapadi, Dugdhapheni, Kakamaci, Vandhyakarkotaki, Brahmi, Rudanti, Dravanti, Grihakanya, Shambari.
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