Sthavaravisha, Sthāvaraviṣa, Sthavara-visha: 7 definitions


Sthavaravisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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.

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Sthāvaraviṣa (स्थावरविष) refers to “immobile or plant poison”, as described in the treatment (cikitsā) of poison due to rabid dogs (alarka), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—The 12h adhyāya of the Kāśyapasaṃhita also deals with the mantras for curing immobile or plant poison (sthāvaraviṣa) as well as antidotes made of medicines that quell the same [sthāvarasya viṣaghnaṃ].

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Sthavaravisha in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sthavaravisa in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Aconitum chasmanthum Stapf ex Holmes from the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family. For the possible medicinal usage of sthavaravisa, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sthavaravisa in India is the name of a plant defined with Aconitum chasmanthum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aconitum angusticassidatum Steinb. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fl. URSS (1937)
· Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden. Calcutta. (1905)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthavaravisha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sthāvaraviṣa (ಸ್ಥಾವರವಿಷ):—[noun] = ಸ್ಥಾವರ [sthavara]2 - 3.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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