Amalaki, Āmalakī, Āmalaki: 13 definitions
Amalaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
1) Āmalakī (आमलकी) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “emblic myrobalan”, a species of tree of the family Phyllanthaceae, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Phyllanthus emblica and is commonly known in English as the “myrobalan”, “Indian gooseberry” or the “Malacca tree”. In traditional Indian medicine, the dried and fresh fruits are used for various medicinal recipies.
2) Āmalakī (आमलकी):—Another name for Dhātrī (Emblica officinalis), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda. In this work, the plant is mentioned being part of the Triphalā group of medicinal drugs.Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
Āmalakī (आमलकी).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—It is also known as ‘Dhātrī’ because it nurses the people and protects them against diseases. The fruit of āmalakī destroys mainly pitta and is vṛṣya (semen-promoting) and balya (general tonic).Source: PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
Among Triphalā, Caraka identifies Āmalaki (Emblica officinalis) to be the best fruit bestowed with Vayassthāpana activity (youth retaining activity). Both harītakī and āmalakī are attributed with Medhya property.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children
Āmalakī (आमलकी) refers to the medicinal plant known as Emblica officinalis, Fr., and is used in the Ayurvedic formulation known as Cyavanaprāśa: an Ayurvedic health product that helps in boosting immunity.—Cyavanaprāśa has been found to be effective as an immunity booster, vitalizer and a preventer of day to day infections and allergies such as common cold and cough etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation comprising ingredients such as Āmalakī. [...] Cyavanaprāśa can be consumed in all seasons as it contains weather friendly ingredients which nullify unpleasant effects due to extreme environmental and climatic conditions.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Āmalakī (आमलकी) (one of the Triphala) refers to the medicinal plant Emblica officinalis Gaertn. Syn. Phyllanthus emblica L., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. 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 Āmalakī] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Āmalakī (आमलकी).—A tree that Nārada Muni brought from the spiritual world to the material realm to please the Supreme Lord. Its fruits are very rich in vitamin C.Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā
Āmalakī (आमलकी) refers to the eighth of twenty-six ekādaśīs according to the Garga-saṃhitā 4.8.9. Accordingly, “to attain Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy you should follow the vow of fasting on ekādaśī. In that way You will make Lord Kṛṣṇa into your submissive servant. Of this there is no doubt”. A person who chants the names of these twenty-six ekādaśīs (e.g., Āmalakī) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Āmalakī (आमलकी)—Sanskrit word for the plant “emblic myrobalan” (Phyllanthus emblica).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
āmalakī : (f.) emblic myrobalan, Phyllanthus Emblica.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Āmalakī, (f.) āmalaka Vin.I, 30; M.I, 456 (°vana). (Page 104)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
āmalakī (आमलकी).—f S A tree, Phyllanthus emblica. 2 Dried myrobalans.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The tree, Emblic Myrobalan, Emblica Officinalis Gaertn (Mar. āṃvaḷā).
2) Name of another tree (vāsaka).
-kam Fruit of the Emblic Myrobalan; बदरामलकाम्रदाडिमानाम् (badarāmalakāmradāḍimānām) Bv.2.8.
See also (synonyms): āmalaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āmalakī (आमलकी):—[from āmalaka] cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 339; 568]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Search found 24 books and stories containing Amalaki, Āmalakī, Āmalaki; (plurals include: Amalakis, Āmalakīs, Āmalakis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1457-1459 < [Chapter 18 - Inference]
Verse 3390-3392 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 3394-3396 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 45 - Āmalakī Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 60 - In Praise of Tulasī < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 144 - Brahmavallī and Khaṇḍatīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.110 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 1.2.76 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 6 - Treatment of Udara-roga (3): Shita-sevananta rasa < [Chapter VI - Diseases affecting the belly (udara-roga)]
Treatment for fever (73): Pratapa-lankeshvara rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (27): Saubhagyadi rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Brihaddharma Purana (abridged) (by Syama Charan Banerji)