Sutendraparpati, Sutendra-parpati, Sūtendraparpaṭī: 1 definition
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Sūtendraparpaṭī (सूतेन्द्रपर्पटी) refers to a type of Parpati medicine, according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea).—Accordingly, “five parts of mercury are to be rubbed with fifteen parts of sulphur to form a black powder, with which are to be mixed five parts of copper and one part, each, of pearls, vaikranta (garnet) ruby, corals, and cowri shells (all reduced to ashes, as usual). The compound is then to be transformed into a ‘parpati’ in the some way as ‘rasa-parpati’. This medicine cures all sorts of diseases”.
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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