Atarushaka, aka: Āṭarūṣaka; 1 Definition(s)


Atarushaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Āṭarūṣaka can be transliterated into English as Atarusaka or Atarushaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Āṭarūṣaka (आटरूषक) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “greater neem”, a medicinal plant from the Acanthaceae (acanthus) family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Justicia adhatoda and is commonly known as the “malabar nut” or “adulsa” among many others. 

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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