Ajaladandi, Ajalādaṇḍī: 1 definition



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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Ajalādaṇḍī (अजलादण्डी) is another name for Brahmadaṇḍī an unidentified medicinal plant, possibly identified with Lamprachaenium microcephalum Benth. [=Phyllocephalum microcephalum from the Asteraceae or ‘aster’ family?], according to verse 5.133 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Ajalādaṇḍī and Brahmadaṇḍī, there are a total of three Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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