Aralu: 10 definitions


Aralu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Aralu (अरलु) [or Araḷu] refers to the medicinal plant known as “Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 aralu] 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: Essentials of Ayurveda

Aralu (अरलु).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—It is also known as Kaṭvaṅga. It is bitter, astringent, promotes digestic fire and is grāhī. It is useful in dysentery, diarrhoea, intestinal worms and kuṣṭha.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Glossary of Sinhalese Folk Terms appearing in the Service Tenure Register


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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Aralu [अरलु] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz from the Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda) family having the following synonyms: Bignonia indica, Calosanthes indica. For the possible medicinal usage of aralu, 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.

Aralu in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ailanthus excelsa from the Simaroubaceae (Quassia) family.

Aralu in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ailanthus triphysa (Dennst.) Alston from the Simaroubaceae (Quassia) family having the following synonyms: Ailanthus malabarica, Pongelion malabaricum.

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

1) Aralu in India is the name of a plant defined with Ailanthus excelsa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pongelion excelsum (Roxb.) Pierre (among others).

2) Aralu is also identified with Ailanthus triphysa It has the synonym Adenanthera triphysa Dennst., Fabaceae (etc.).

3) Aralu in Sri Lanka is also identified with Terminalia chebula It has the synonym Myrobalanus chebula Gaertn. (etc.).

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

· Schlüssel Hortus indicus malabaricus (1818)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1996)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)
· A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1931)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1825)
· FBI (1878)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Aralu, for example health benefits, chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, side effects, have a look at these references.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Aralu (अरलु).—m.

(-luḥ) An plant, (Bignonia Indica) See śonāka E. to go, aru affix, and ra is changed to la, also araṭu.

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

1) Aralu (अरलु):—= araṭu q.v., [Kauśika-sūtra; Suśruta]

2) Āralu (आरलु):—m. Bignonia Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Aralu (अरलु):—[a-ralu] (luḥ) 1. m. (Bignonia Indica.)

[Sanskrit to German]

Aralu 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aralu (ಅರಲು):—[verb] = ಅರಲ್ [aral]¹.

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Aralu (ಅರಲು):—[noun] = ಅರಲ್ [aral]².

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Aralu (ಅರಲು):—

1) [noun] a thick mixture of clay, and sometimes sand, with water; puddle.

2) [noun] a small pool of stagnant, spilled or muddy water.

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Aralu (ಅರಲು):—

1) [noun] the tree Anogeissus latifolia ( = Conocorpus latifolia) of Combretaceae family; axle wood.

2) [noun] the tree Ailanthus excelsa of Simaroubaceae family.

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Araḷu (ಅರಳು):—[verb] (said of flowers) to open into blossoms; to bloom.

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Araḷu (ಅರಳು):—[noun] in a plant, the seed-producing structure of an angiosperm, consisting of colourful petals, and pollen-bearing stamens unfolding around the pistils; a flower.

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Araḷu (ಅರಳು):—

1) [noun] a popped grain (of paddy, millet) or corn.

2) [noun] ಅರಳು ಹುರಿದಂತೆ ಮಾತನಾಡು [aralu huridamte matanadu] araḷuhuridante mātanāḍu to talk continuously and fluently (like the continuous mild explosive sound produced when grains or corn are popped).

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Arālu (ಅರಾಲು):—[noun] the sandy sea-shore.

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Aṟalu (ಅಱಲು):—[noun] = ಅಱಲ್ [aral].

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Aṟalu (ಅಱಲು):—

1) [noun] a thick mixture of clay, and sometimes sand, with water, that is impervious to water.

2) [noun] a small pool of water, esp. stagnant, spilled or muddy water.

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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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