Amlavetasa, Amla-vetasa: 14 definitions


Amlavetasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Amlavetasa in Ayurveda glossary

Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

1) Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस) is a Sanskrit word referring to Solena amplexicaulis, a species of plant from the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family of flowering plants, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā.

2) Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस) is a Sanskrit word referring to Garcinia pedunculata, a species of evergreen tree from the Clusiaceae (or, Guttiferae) family of flowering plants, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The tree grows throughout certain regions of Asia (e.g. Myanmar and India). The tree has a fluted trunk with short spreading branches. Its leaves are shaped like lances (lanceolate) with prominent midribs. Male flowers are light green of color but the female flowers are solitary. The roundish fruit has a diameter ranging between 8 to 12 cm. It has edible arils.

This plant (Amlavetasa) 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.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस) [or Amḷavetasa] refers to the medicinal plant known as “Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning amlavetasa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Google Books: Controversial Drug Plants

1) The tuber of Solena amplexicaulis (L.) Gandhi is used as ‘Amlavetasa’ in most places in Keralam. Perhaps it is only a substitute. Synonyms: Gumti, Satavedi, Amlabhedana and Gulmaketa.

2) In some commentaries of ancient texts, Garcinia Pedunculata is the plant equated with ‘Amlavetasa’. It is a tree. Part used is fruit-wall.

3) Perhaps Rumex vesicarius is the genuine drugplant. As it is not commonly found in Keralam the more easily obtained Solena amplexicaulis is used. Synonyms: Amlabhedaka, Amlasara, Amla, Gulmaketu, Phalamla, Shatavedhi, Varamla and Vetasamla, among others.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Amlavetasa in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Amlavetasa [आम्लवेतस] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Rumex vesicarius from the Polygonaceae (Knotweed) family having the following synonyms: Acetosa vesicaria. For the possible medicinal usage of amlavetasa, 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.

Amlavetasa [आम्लवेतस] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Amlavetasa [अम्लवेतस] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson from the Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin) family having the following synonyms: Bryonia amplexicaulis, Bryonia solena, Cucurbita sagittata.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Amlavetasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Garcinia indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Amlavetasa is also identified with Garcinia pedunculata It has the synonym Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. (etc.).

3) Amlavetasa is also identified with Rumex vesicarius.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Berichte des Geobotanischen Institutes der Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Stiftung Rübel (1990)
· Bocconea, Monographiae Herbarii Mediterranei Panormitani (1992)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1824)
· Candollea (1990)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amlavetasa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āmlavētasa (आम्लवेतस).—m S Sorrel, Rumex vesicatorius.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amlavetasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस).—a kind of sorrel (Mar. cukā, cāṃgerī).

Derivable forms: amlavetasaḥ (अम्लवेतसः).

Amlavetasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amla and vetasa (वेतस).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āmlavetasa (आम्लवेतस).—m. (= Sanskrit amla°, and lex. āmla°), name of a plant, a kind of sorrel, Rumex vesicarius: Mahāvyutpatti 5780 = Tibetan star bu, according to Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) Hippophae rhamnoides, but ‘according to a Lex. also a kind of sorrel in India.’

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

Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस).—m.

(-saḥ) A kind of dock or sorrel, (Rumex vesicarius.) E. amla sour, and vetasa a kind of reed; sour grass.

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Āmlavetasa (आम्लवेतस).—m.

(-saḥ) A plant, (Rumex vesicatorius.) E. āmla sourness, and vetasa a cane.

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

1) Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस):—[=amla-vetasa] [from amla] m. a kind of dock or sorrel, Rumex Vesicarius, [Mahābhārata iii, 11568; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] n. vinegar (obtained from fruit), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Āmlavetasa (आम्लवेतस):—[=āmla-vetasa] [from āmla] m. the plant Rumex Vesicarius (= amla).

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

1) Amlavetasa (अम्लवेतस):—[amla-vetasa] (saḥ) 1. n. Idem.

2) Āmlavetasa (आम्लवेतस):—[āmla-vetasa] (saḥ) 1. m. A plant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Amlavetasa in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amlavetasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Amlavētasa (ಅಮ್ಲವೇತಸ):—[noun] the tree Garcinia cambogia of Guttiferae family; Malabar tamarind.

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Āmlavētasa (ಆಮ್ಲವೇತಸ):—[noun] the plant Rumex vesicarius of Polygonaceae family; sorrel.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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