Amritasrava, Amrita-srava, Amṛtasrava, Amṛtasravā: 3 definitions


Amritasrava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Amṛtasrava and Amṛtasravā can be transliterated into English as Amrtasrava or Amritasrava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Amṛtasravā (अमृतस्रवा) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.141-142 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Vaidyaka Śabda Sindhu informs that Amṛtasravā is a creeper found by its name in the surroundings of Citrakūṭa.

Amṛtasravā is mentioned as having five synonyms: Vṛkṣāruhā, Toyavallikā, Ghanavallī and Sitalatā.

Properties and characteristics: “Amṛtasravā is slightly bitter and wholesome. It is rejuvenating and an antidote to poisons. It cures wounds, leprosy and allied skin disorders, jaundice and oedema (edema)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amṛtasrava (अमृतस्रव).—flow of nectar.

- Name of a plant and tree (rudantī-rudravantī; Mar. rānaharabharā).

Derivable forms: amṛtasravaḥ (अमृतस्रवः).

Amṛtasrava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and srava (स्रव).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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