Vishapaha, Viṣāpahā, Viṣāpaha, Visha-apaha: 9 definitions

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Vishapaha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Viṣāpahā and Viṣāpaha can be transliterated into English as Visapaha or Vishapaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Viṣāpaha (विषापह) refers to that which is “dispersive of poison”, as mentioned in verse 5.37-39 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] [ghee is] recommended for [...] (and) those exhausted from pulmonary rupture, pulmonary consumption, erysipelas, scalpel, and fire; dispersive of wind, choler, poison [viz., viṣāpaha], frenzy, desiccation, unbeautifulness, and fever, [...]: ghee [viz., ghṛta] (is) possessed of a thousand powers (and), by its (many) ways of application, productive of a thousand effects”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Viṣāpahā (विषापहा) is another name for Indravāruṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth, bitter apple or desert gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.70-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Viṣāpahā and Indravāruṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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[«previous next»] — Vishapaha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣāpaha (विषापह).—a. repelling poison, antidotic.

Viṣāpaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viṣa and apaha (अपह). See also (synonyms): viṣaghna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viṣāpaha (विषापह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) Antidotic, an antidote. f.

(-hā) A kind of birthwort, (Aristolochia Indica.) E. viṣa poison, and apaha removing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vīṣāpaha (वीषापह).—adj. antidotal.

Vīṣāpaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīṣa and apaha (अपह).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viṣāpaha (विषापह).—[adjective] destroying poison.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Viṣāpaha (विषापह):—[from viṣa > viṣ] mfn. p°-repelling, antidotal, an antidote (mantrair viṣāpahaiḥ, with texts or charms which have the power of repelling poison), [Manu-smṛti; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of tree (= muṣkaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Garuḍa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Viṣāpahā (विषापहा):—[from viṣāpaha > viṣa > viṣ] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a kind of birth-wort, Aristolochia Indica (= arka-mūlā)

5) [v.s. ...] Name of various other plants (= indra-vāruṇī; nir-viṣā; nāga-damanī; sarpa-kaṅkālikā).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Viṣāpaha (विषापह):—(2. viṣa + a)

1) adj. Gift vertreibend, zerstörend: mantra [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 217.] agada [Suśruta 2, 259, 5.] —

2) m. a) ein best. Baum, = muṣkaka [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — b) Beiname Garuḍa’s [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 78.] —

3) f. ā Bez. verschiedener Pflanzen: = indravāruṇī und nirviṣā [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] = nāgadamanī [Bhāvaprakāśa] ebend.= arkamūlā [Śabdacandrikā] ebend.= sarpakaṅkālikā [Ratnamālā] ebend.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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