Aragvadha, aka: Āragvadha; 5 Definition(s)


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Āragvadha (आरग्वध) is a Sanskrit word referring to “purging cassia”, a flowering plant in the Fabaceae (bean) family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic 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: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Āragvadha (आरग्वध).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic 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: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

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: eJournal of Indian Medicine: A Case of Contact with Spider Venom
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Āragvadha (आरग्वध).—The tree Cassia Fistula (Mar. bāhavā) largely used in medicinal recipes.

-dham Its fruit.

Derivable forms: āragvadhaḥ (आरग्वधः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aragvadha (अरग्वध).—m.

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

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