Sthavaravisha, Sthāvaraviṣa, Sthavara-visha: 3 definitions



Sthavaravisha 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.

The Sanskrit term Sthāvaraviṣa can be transliterated into English as Sthavaravisa or Sthavaravisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Sthavaravisha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sthāvaraviṣa (स्थावरविष):—A Sanskrit technical term translating to “vegetable poison”, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The compound word Sthāvaraviṣa is composed of the words Sthāvara (“inanimate object (plant)”) and Viṣa (“poison”).

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam

Sthāvaraviṣa (स्थावरविष) or simply Sthāvara refers to “animate poisons” and represents one of the two kinds of “poison” (viṣa), and is dealt with in the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—The work classifies viṣa into two groups, viz. sthāvara and jaṅgama (animate and inanimate). This is followed by a brief description of the origin of snakes.

Sthāvaraviṣa (poisoning due to inanimate things) and kaiviṣa (homicidal poison) are dealt with in chapter eleven:—Tests to detect the site of poison, signs and symptoms of sthāvaraviṣa (poisoning due to inanimate things) and its treatment are explained. Simple medications such as continuous pouring of cold water and buttermilk treated with Vilva (Aegele marmelos) leaf for internal use are recommended. Along with the above, antidotes for 33 poisonous drugs, atibhakṣaṇa (over-eating) treatment, incompatible foods and its treatment, food poisoning features and treatment are also explained in a practically feasible manner.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthavaravisha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthāvaraviṣa (स्थावरविष).—n (S) A comprehensive or indefinite term for mineral and vegetable poisons; as contrad. from animal poisons.

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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.

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