Aranyakulatthika, Araṇyakulatthikā, Aranya-kulatthika: 3 definitions



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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Araṇyakulatthikā (अरण्यकुलत्थिका) is another name for Kulatthā a medicinal plant identified with Dolichos biflorus Linn. which is a synonym of Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata (L.) Walp. or “cowpea” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.71-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Araṇyakulatthikā and Kulatthā, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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