Aragvadha, Āragvadha: 9 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Āragvadha (आरग्वध) is a Sanskrit word referring to “purging cassia”, a flowering plant in the Fabaceae (bean) family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Cassia fistula (or Cassia rhombifolia ) and is known in English as the “golden shower tree”, “purgin cassia” or “Indian laburnum”. It is also known by its synonym name kṛtamāla.

This plant (Āragvadha) 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. In this work, the plant has the following synonyms: Śampāka, Rājavṛkṣa and Kiramālaka.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Āragvadha (आरग्वध).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—‘Svarṇasuma’ (having golden flowers), ‘Vyādhihṛt’ (curing many ailments) and ‘Daṇḍaphala’ (having stick-like long fruits) are synonyms of Āragvadha. Its leaves are useful (as external application) in skin diseases while the fruit-pulp is taken as the best laxative.

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: A Case of Contact with Spider Venom

Āragvadha is bitter (tikta) in taste, heavy (guru) and hot (uṣṇa) in quality, expels insects, blocks acute pain, gets over ka­pha, abdominal swelling (udara) and urinary disorder (prameha), breaks down intractable visceral swelling (gulma) and tridoṣa.

Āragvadha is regarded as one of the ten medicines of skin diseases including kuṣṭha in Carakasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 4.11. See also Bhāvaprakāśa 1, Nighaṇṭubhāga, Harītakyādi-varga 148-150.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Āragvadha (आरग्वध) refers to a medicinal plant known as Cassia fistula Linn.., and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Āragvadha). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Source: Namah Journal: An overview of certain Āyurvedic herbs in the management of viral hepatitis

Aragvadha (अरग्वध) refers to the medicinal plant known as Cassia fistula, Linn., and is employed in the treatment of Kāmala.—Among the single and compound preparations described in Āyurveda for the treatment of kāmala, some of the drugs have been found to be effective. A scientific study of the drugs [viz., Aragvadha] was carried out and significant response observed.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Āragvadha (आरग्वध) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Cassia fistula Linn.” 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 āragvadha] 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).

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āragvadha (आरग्वध).—The tree Cassia Fistula (Mar. bāhavā) largely used in medicinal recipes.

-dham Its fruit.

Derivable forms: āragvadhaḥ (आरग्वधः).

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

Aragvadha (अरग्वध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) A tree, (Cassia fistula.) See āragvadha.

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

1) Āragvadha (आरग्वध):—[=ārag-vadha] m. the tree Cathartocarpus (Cassia) Fistula, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] n. its fruit, [Suśruta]

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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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