Siddhaushadhi, Siddha-aushadhi, Siddhauṣadhi: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Siddhauṣadhi can be transliterated into English as Siddhausadhi or Siddhaushadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 9

Siddhauṣadhi (सिद्धौषधि):—These are sixty eight in number which are more than rasa (mercury). The names of Siddhauṣadhis, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature), are:

  1. Devīlatā
  2. Kālavarṇī
  3. Vijayā
  4. Asurī
  5. Siṃhikā
  6. Pālāśatilakā
  7. Kṣetrī
  8. Saṃbīrā
  9. Tāmravallikā
  10. Nāhī
  11. Kanyā
  12. Somarājikā
  13. Tutumbhaṭī
  14. Kuverākṣī
  15. Gṛdhranakhī
  16. Parpaṭī
  17. Chidralambikā
  18. Kṣutkārī
  19. Dugdhikā
  20. Bhṛṅgī
  21. Gaṅgeṭī
  22. Śarapuṅkhikā
  23. Aṣṭāvallī
  24. Rājaśamī
  25. Panasī
  26. Jayantikā
  27. Viṣakharparikā
  28. Avanti
  29. Kākāṇḍolā
  30. Ambumūlikā
  31. Śiddheśvarī
  32. Haṃsapādī
  33. Khoṭakā
  34. Śṛṅgarīṭikā
  35. Adhaḥpuṣpī
  36. Madhurākhyā
  37. Śṛṅkhalā
  38. Grinjanī
  39. Jārāvalī
  40. Mahārāṣṭrī
  41. Sahadevā
  42. Īśvarī
  43. Kāṣṭhagodhāmatī
  44. Devagāndharī
  45. Rajanī
  46. Iṅgudī
  47. Palāśinī
  48. Nākulī
  49. Kāmbojikā
  50. Aśvinī
  51. Cakravallī
  52. Sarpadaṃṣṭā
  53. Śallakī
  54. Rohitā
  55. Tauvarī
  56. Baṅgajā
  57. Rājapadmā
  58. Jambīravallikā
  59. Gajapippalikā
  60. Bhṛṅgavallī
  61. Arkavallikā
  62. Jantukārī
  63. Śigruvallī
  64. Karavīra
  65. Śivāṭikā
  66. Nārācī
  67. Kāñcanī
  68. Ajagandhā

These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations and they are even more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. They perform all the effects (kāryas) and grant both dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’).

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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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