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Śitāvarī, aka: Shitavari; 1 Definition(s)

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Śitāvarī (शितावरी) is a Sanskrit word referring to a plant, which, according to the translator of the Rājanighaṇṭu (Satish Chandra Sankhyadhar) remains an unidentified or controversial plant, but possibly idintified with either Celosia argentea or Blepharis edulis. On of the synonyms, Suniṣaṇṇaka, is mentioned as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.50-51), Śitāvarī has the following synonyms: Śitāvara, Sūcyāhva, Sūcipatraka, Śrivāraka, Śikhī, Vabhru, Svastika, Suniṣaṇṇaka, Kuruṭa, Kukkuṭa, Sūcīdala, Śvetāmbara, Medhākṛt and Grāhaka. The Rājanighaṇṭu is a 13th-century Āurvedic encyclopedia

Properties according to the Rājanighaṇṭu: It is constipative, astringent, hot and beneficial in all the three doṣas. It improves the mental power, is rejuvenative and improves appetite. It cures fevers and burning sensations.

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