Ajamoda, Ajamodā, Aja-moda: 13 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ajamodā (अजमोदा):—A Sanskrit word referring to Carum roxburghianum, a plant a species from the Apiaceae (carrot) family. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Its official botanical name is Trachyspermum roxburghianum (synonyms: Carum roxburghianum or Trachyspermum involucratum). The literal translation of the wordt Ajamodā is “goat’s delight”. It is composed of the words Aja (‘goat’) and Modā, which is derived from Moda (‘delight’ or ‘pleasure’)

This plant (Ajamodā) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ajamoda [अजमोद] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Carum copticum, Trachyspermum copticum, Carum ajowan. For the possible medicinal usage of ajamoda, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Ajamoda [अजमोदा] in the Nepali language is the name of a plant identified with Apium graveolens L. from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family.

Ajamoda in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Eichler from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Pimpinella leptophylla, Apium tenuifolium, Cyclospermum ammi, Apium leptophyllum.

Ajamoda in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Trachyspermum roxburghianum from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Pimpinella lateriflora, Pimpinella dalzellii, Carum roxburghianum.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Ajamodā (अजमोदा) refers to the medicinal plant Apium graveolens L., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (as well as the Pharmacopoeia).—Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Ajamodā] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

The plant Apium graveolens (Ajamodā) is known as Dīpyaka according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ajamōdā (अजमोदा).—f m (S) A sort of parsley, Apium involucratum. 2 A kind of lovage, Ligusticum ajwaen. Rox. 3 Bishop's weed or the seed of it, Sison Ammi.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ajamōdā (अजमोदा).—f m A sort of parsley. Bishop's weed or the seed of it.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajamodā (अजमोदा).—[ajasya moda iva modo gandho yasyāḥ, ajaṃ modayatīti vā] Name of a very useful medicinal plant, Common Carroway; the species called Apium Involucratum or Ligusticum Ajowan (Mar. oṃvā). अजमोदां च बाह्लीकं जीरकं लोध्रकं तथा (ajamodāṃ ca bāhlīkaṃ jīrakaṃ lodhrakaṃ tathā) | Śiva. B.3.18

Ajamodā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and modā (मोदा). See also (synonyms): ajamodikā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamodā (अजमोदा).—f.

(-dā) 1. Common carroway, (Carum carui.) 2. A kind of lovage, (Ligusticum ajwaen, Rox.) 3. A sort of parsley, (Apium involucratum;) this latter application is the one used in the dialects. E. aja a goat, and moda what pleases, from muda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ajamoda (अजमोद):—[=aja-moda] [from aja > aj] m. ‘goat’s delight’, Name of various plants, common Carroway, the species called Ajwaen (Ligusticum Ajwaen), a species of Parsley, Apium Involucratum.

2) Ajamodā (अजमोदा):—[=aja-modā] [from aja > aj] f. ‘goat’s delight’, Name of various plants, common Carroway, the species called Ajwaen (Ligusticum Ajwaen), a species of Parsley, Apium Involucratum.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamodā (अजमोदा):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-dā) The name of several plants:

1) Com-mon carroway (Carum carui).

2) A kind of lovage (Ligusticum ajwaen, Rox.).

3) A sort of parsley (Apium involucratum); this latter application is the one used in the dialects. E. aja and moda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamodā (अजमोदा):—[aja-modā] (dā) 1. f. Common carroway.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ajamoda in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ajamōda (ಅಜಮೋದ):—

1) [noun] the plant Apium graveolens of Apiaceae (=Umbelliferae) family.

2) [noun] its seed; wild celery.

3) [noun] the plant Carum carvi of Apiaceae; the caraway plant.

4) [noun] its seed; Caraway.

5) [noun] the plant Carum petroselinum ( = Petroselinum sativum) of Apiaceae family.

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