Amalakyadi, aka: Āmalakyādi, Amalaki-adi; 2 Definition(s)

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[Amalakyadi in Ayurveda glossaries]

Āmalakyādi (आमलक्यादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as being a general febrifuge, an aphrodisiac, a general tonic or restorative and an appetiser. It can also be spelled as Āmlakyādi (आम्लक्यादि). It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Āmalakī (Phyllanthus emblica) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Āmalakī (or Āmlakī), Haritakī, Pippalī and Citraka. The collection of herbs named Āmalakyādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The group known as the Āmlakyādi Gana consists of

  1. Āmlaki,
  2. Haritaki,
  3. Pippali
  4. and Chitraka.

The present group of medicinal drugs acts as a general febrifuge and may be used with advantage in fevers of whatsoever type. Moreover, it is an aphrodisiac and acts as a general tonic or restorative and appetiser, destroying the deranged Kapham and improving the eyesight.

(Source): archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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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