Rasna, aka: Rāsnā, Rashna, Rasa-una; 5 Definition(s)
Rasna 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.
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
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.
Rasna (रस्न).—A thing, object. -m. [रसेः नित् कित् (raseḥ nit kit) Uṇ.3.12] A horse.
-snā A tongue.
Derivable forms: rasnam (रस्नम्).
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1) Name of a plant; नाकुली सुरसा रास्ना (nākulī surasā rāsnā)...... Bhāva P.
2) A rope.
3) Ved. A girdle.
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Rasna (रस्न).—garlic; also ऊनकः (ūnakaḥ).
Derivable forms: rasnam (रस्नम्).
Rasna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and ūna (ऊन).(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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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]
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]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)