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Ajagandhā, aka: Aja-gandha, Ajagandha; 2 Definition(s)

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1) Ajagandhā (अजगन्धा) is a Sanskrit word referring to Cleome gynandra (stinkweed), from the Cleomaceae family. It is also known as Tilaparṇikā, which is identified with the same plant, and of which certain plant parts are eaten 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 Bhāvaprakāśa, Ajagandhā has the following synonyms: Suvarcalā, Sūryabhaktā, Varadā, Badarā, Sūryavarttā and Raviprītā. The Bhāvaprakāśa is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu, Ajagandhā is a synonym for Karṇasphoṭā, referring to the same Cleome gynandra. The Rājanighaṇṭu is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Narahari.

2) Ajagandhā (अजगन्धा) is another name (synonym) for Bastagandhā, which is the Sanskrit word for Ocimum gratissimum (clove basil), a plant from the Lamiaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu, which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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1) Ajagandhā (अजगन्धा):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

2) Ajagandhā (अजगन्धा):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.

Added: 21.Sep.2015 | Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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