Vrishcikali, Vṛścikālī: 8 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Vṛścikālī can be transliterated into English as Vrscikali or Vrishcikali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vrishchikali.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Vrishcikali in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Vṛścikālī (वृश्चिकाली):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Vrscikali [वृश्चिकली] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Heliotropium indicum L. from the Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Heliotropium africanum. For the possible medicinal usage of vrscikali, 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.

Vrscikali in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Dalechampia indica Wight from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Dalechampia ternata, Dalechampia coromandeliana.

Vrscikali in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Urtica dioica L. from the Urticaceae (Nettle) family.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vṛścikālī (वृश्चिकाली) [or Vṛścikāḷī] refers to the medicinal plant known as “Heliotropium indicum Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vṛścikālī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrishcikali in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛścikālī (वृश्चिकाली).—f. (-lī) 1. A line of scorpions. 2. A shrub, (Tragia involucrata.) E. vṛścika a scorpion, and ālī a line.

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

1) Vṛścikālī (वृश्चिकाली):—[from vṛścika > vṛścana] f. a line of scorpions, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] Tragia Involucrata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vṛścikālī (वृश्चिकाली):—[vṛścikā+lī] (lī) 3. f. A shrub.

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Vrishcikali in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Vṛścikāḷi (ವೃಶ್ಚಿಕಾಳಿ):—[noun] the plant Tragia involucrata of Euphorbiaceae family; scorpion leaf; climbin nettle.

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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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