Shatapushpa, aka: Śatapuṣpā, Śatapuṣpa, Shata-pushpa; 6 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Śatapuṣpā and Śatapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Satapuspa or Shatapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Śatapuṣpā (शतपुष्पा):—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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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1) Śatapuṣpā (शतपुष्पा) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “fennel”, a plant species in the Apiaceae (carrot) family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Foeniculum vulgare and has yellow flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean and prefers dry soil near the sea-coast or riverbanks. It has been traditionally used as a spice and as medicine, such as for enhacing the digestive system.

2) Śatapuṣpā can also refer to another plant, “Indian dill”, an annual herb from the Apiaceae (celery) family of flowering plants, and is also used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Anethum graveoeloens var sowa. This plant is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant has the synonym Śatāhvayā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śatapuṣpā (शतपुष्पा) is another name for Śatāhvā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.10-13 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Also see the description of the plant Miśreyā. Together with the names Śatapuṣpā and Śatāhvā, there are a total of twenty-four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śatapuṣpa (शतपुष्प).—epithet of the poet Bhāravi.

Derivable forms: śatapuṣpaḥ (शतपुष्पः).

Śatapuṣpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and puṣpa (पुष्प).

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Śatapuṣpā (शतपुष्पा).—Anethum Sowa (Mar. śopā).

Śatapuṣpā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and puṣpā (पुष्पा). See also (synonyms): śataprasūnā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatapuṣpa (शतपुष्प).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv iii.231.10.

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Śatapuṣpā (शतपुष्पा).—n. of a ‘gandharva maid’: Kv 4.18.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śatapuṣpa (शतपुष्प).—m.

(-ṣpaḥ) The poet Bharavi, the author of the Kiratarju- Niyam. f.

(-ṣpā) A sort of dill or fennel, (Anethum sowa.) “sulaphā .”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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