Ahula, Āhula: 3 definitions


Ahula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Āhula (आहुल) is another spelling for Āhulya, a Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.167-170 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: (i) The B.S. equates Āhula or Āhulya with Ādāriśimbī, which Ḍalhaṇa describes as Vellantaralatā, and has thus been identified as Cassia auriculata Linn. (ii) Bāpālāl shifts this entire description of Āhulya to Āvartakī thus considering the two as one. (iii) V.S. informs Āhulyam as Tarvaṭ, Bhuñjitkhaṇḍa in Hindi and Tarvaḍu in Malayalam. Chopra and Yādavjī also refer a Marathi synonym Tarawaḍa (Tarwaḍa) for Āvartakī, ientifying as Cassia auriculata Linn. thus the identification problem remains.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ahula in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna auriculata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia densistipulata Taub. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Pharmaceutical Biology (2002)
· Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas (1895)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2541)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ahula (अहुल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aphulla.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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