Sharapushpika, aka: Śarapuṣpikā; 1 Definition(s)

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Sharapushpika 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 Śarapuṣpikā can be transliterated into English as Sarapuspika or Sharapushpika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Sharapushpika in Rasashastra glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śarapuṣpikā (शरपुष्पिका):—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
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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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