Tamrasuvarna, Tāmrasuvarṇa, Tamra-suvarna: 1 definition

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Tāmrasuvarṇa (ताम्रसुवर्ण) refers to “red sandalwood”, and is used in the treatment (cikitsā) of immobile or plant poison (sthāvaraviṣa), 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).—According to the Kāśyapasaṃhitā (XII.56-57), “Taila or oil and ghee in combination with the following ingredients also neutralises plant poison, purified powder of Tāmra-suvarṇa or red sandalwood (tāmrasuvarṇa-cūrṇaślatha), Mañjiṣṭhā, honey, Amśumatī, Hareṇu, Tagara, Kuṣṭha, two varieties of Bṛhatī, Śālaparṇī, Yaṣṭī, sandalwood oil, Nāgakusuma, Trikaṭu, Vilaṅga, Lotus, leaves of Indradāru and Phalinī, two varieties of Śārivā”.

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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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