Aragvadha, Āragvadha: 16 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Aragvadha in Ayurveda glossary

Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

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.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

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: 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 and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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).

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Āragvadha (आरग्वध) (or Nṛpa) is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment of Maṇḍalī-snake-bites, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—A number of different permutation and combination of herbs are prescribed as Lepa and Pāna for removing the poison of Maṇḍalī snakes.—According to the Kāśyapasaṃhitā verse 9.78cd: “Cūrṇa or powder of betel leaves, curd, layer of Āragvadha or Nṛpa tree and three hand fulls of salt (or a type of grass) when smeared on the bite-wound, quickly destroys the poison”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

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: 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.

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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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Aragvadha in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Archidendron bigeminum (L.) I.C.Nielsen from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Mimosa bigemina, Archidendron monadelphum. For the possible medicinal usage of aragvadha, 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.

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

1) Aragvadha in India is the name of a plant defined with Aralia nudicaulis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aralia nudicaulis f. abortiva Dans. (among others).

2) Aragvadha is also identified with Cassia fistula It has the synonym Cathartocarpus excelsus G. Don (etc.).

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

· Kromosomo (1787)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Contr. Inst. Bot. Univ. Montréal (1940)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Botanici Berolinensis (1809)
· Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (1887)
· Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (1823)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aragvadha in Sanskrit glossary
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]

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

1) Aragvadha (अरग्वध):—[ara-gvadha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. (Cassia fistula.)

2) Āragvadha (आरग्वध):—[ā-ragva+dha] < [ā-ragvadha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. A plant, (Cassia fistula.)

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Aragvadha in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Āragvadha (ಆರಗ್ವಧ):—[noun] = ಆರಗಿನ [aragina].

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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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