Aralu: 7 definitions



Aralu 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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.

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 and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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

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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 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] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Arālu (अरालु):—n. vgl. weiter unten u. ārālika .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aralu (अरलु):—und ka m. Colosanthes indica Bl.

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Arālu (अरालु):—n. ein von [Nīlakaṇṭha] erfundenes Wort.

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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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