Svarnaparpati, Svarṇaparpaṭī, Svarna-parpati: 1 definition

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Svarnaparpati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Svarṇaparpaṭī (स्वर्णपर्पटी) refers to a type of Parpati medicine, according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, grahaṇī: chronic diarrhoea).—Accordingly, “four tolas of mercury, one tola of incinerated gold, and five tolas of sulphur are to be rubbed together to form a kajjali or black powder. This is next to be transformed into a parpati in the same way as rasa-parpati. This medicine cures grahani, phthisis in early stage, colic, etc.”.

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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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