Rasna, aka: Rāsnā, Rashna, Rasona, Rasa-una; 6 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Rāsnā (रास्ना) is a Sanskrit word referring to Pluchea lanceolata, a species of plant from the Asteraceae (sunflower) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The literal translation of Rāsnā is “a girdle”.
This plant (Rāsnā) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Caraka has identified Rāsnā (Pluchea lanceolata) as the prime drug for subduing vāta vitiation.Source: PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
Rāsnā (रास्ना) is another name for Śvetakaṇṭakārī, a medicinal plant related to Kaṇṭakārī, according to verse 4.33-36 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Rāsnā and Śvetakaṇṭakārī, there are a total of twenty-four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Rāsnā (रास्ना):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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.
Languages of India and abroad
rāṣṇā (राष्णा).—m (Properly rāsnā) A plant, Mimosa octandra: also its root as a drug.
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rāsnā (रास्ना).—m S A medicinal shrub, Mimosa octandra.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
(-snā) 1. A plant, (Mimosa octandra.) 2. Another plant, (the serpent ophioxylon.) 3. A sort of perfume. E. ras to sound, nak Unadi aff., and the vowel made long.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Rasna, Rāsnā, Rashna, Rasona, Rasa-una, Rāṣṇā, Rasa-ūna; (plurals include: Rasnas, Rāsnās, Rashnas, Rasonas, unas, Rāṣṇās, ūnas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 24 - Usage of poisons < [Chapter XXX - Visha (poisons)]
Part 5 - Taking of tin < [Chapter VI - Metals (6): Vanga (tin)]
Part 14 - Dietary presecriptions and prohibitions when taking iron < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (1): Plihantaka rasa < [Chapter VII - Enlargement of spleen (plihodara) and liver (yakridudara)]
Part 50 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (22): Sarvarogya rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 6 - Removal of odour from sulphur < [Chapter VIII - Uparasa (9): Gandhaka (sulphur)]
Part 2 - Purification of shilajatu < [Chapter IV - Uparasa (4): Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen)]
Part 3 - Incineration of haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXXIV - Treatment of an attack by Shita-putana < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter XXVIII - Therapeutics of an attack by Skanda-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter LVI - Symptoms and Treatment of Cholera (Visuchika) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXVII - Various Recipes for the cure of sterility, virile impotency, etc. < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CXCV - Medical treatment of female complaints < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CXCIV - Medical treatments of Sinus etc < [Dhanvantari Samhita]