Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Fri Apr 19 17:36:10 UTC 2002

My aayurvediiya mahaako"sa says:

k.saaralava.na - na., bhai.sajya. lava.abheda.h lo.naarak.saaram (raa. 6.53).

The reference "raa" is the Raajanigha.n.tu, which I don't have to hand,
I'm afraid.

The normal meaning in med. lit. is "caustic", most commonly an alkaline,
as you said.  It's in the class of "sastras, or cutters.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

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