Yogasarasamgraha, Yogasārasaṃgraha, Yogasārasaṅgraha, Yogasara-samgraha, Yogasara-sangraha, Yogasarasangraha: 3 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह) or Yogasārasaṅgraha is a Keralite work on Āyurveda by one Vāsudeva. It is an unpublished but complete work in the form of manuscript. As the name indicates it is a compendium of the entire recipe in the route of administration. Hence it may come under the purview of pharmacy (bhaiṣajyakalpanā-vijñāna), which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa-vijñāna). The work comprises eight chapters, division of which is based on the pharmaceutical forms of drugs.
The eight chapters are
In total Yogasārasaṃgraha possesses about 880 recipes.
Kasṣāyakhaṇḍa, the chapter on decoction, is the first chapter of Yogasārasaṃgraha. This chapter starts with an invocation verse which praises Lord Gaṇapati, the trouble shooter, and who desires fresh stalks of sugarcane the most. In the second verse the author mentions the name of the work as ‘Yogasārasaṃgraha’, i.e, compendium of the entire recipe in the route of administration and his name Vāsudeva, who desires the course of treatment. According to the author, physicians are specialized in administering special forms of drugs like kaṣāya (decoction), khala, taila (medicated oil), ghṛta (medicated ghee), cūrṇa (powder), vasti (clyster) and so on. Some others are famous for treating with Siddha medicine, gems, mystic spells, rejuvenators etc. Thus by implicitly indicating why division of the chapters has been done in such a manner, the author directly enters into the description of the combinations.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—[=yoga-sāra-saṃgraha] [from yoga-sāra > yoga] m. Name of [work]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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