Indian Alchemy

Indian alchemy may refer to:

  • Rasayana
  • History of metallurgy in the Indian subcontinent

Other articles related to "indian alchemy, indian, alchemy, indians":

Nath - Indian Alchemy
... Indian alchemy (known as Rasayana) and the ritual, spiritual and medicinal usage of mercury, cinnabar and other minerals and crystal preparations and elixirs was a practice of Nath ...
Alchemist - History - Indian Alchemy
... Main article Rasayana See also History of metallurgy in the Indian subcontinent According to Multhauf Gilbert (2008) The oldest Indian writings, the Vedas (Hindu sacred scriptures ... Mercury, which was so vital to alchemy everywhere, is first mentioned in the 4th- to 3rd-century-BC Artha-śāstra, about the same time it is encountered in ... leaving a Greek state (Gandhāra) that long endured, the possibility exists that the Indians acquired the idea from the Greeks, but it could have been the other way around ...

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