Babbula, aka: Babbūla; 3 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Babbūla (बब्बूल).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug.—The plant grows mostly in arid zone. It is astringent, rough, pacifies kapha and pitta and is useful in cough and diarrhoea.Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Babbula (बब्बुल) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Acacia nilotica (prickly acacia) by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as having thorns, and should therefore be considered as wild. The King shoud place such trees in forests (not in or near villages). He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat. Acacia nilotica is a synonym of Vachellia nilotica.
The following is an ancient Indian horticultural recipe for the nourishment of such trees:
According to Śukranīti 4.4.110-112: “The powder of the dungs of goats and sheep, the powder of Yava (barley), Tila (seeds), beef as well as water should be kept together (undisturbed) for seven nights. The application of this water leads very much to the growth in flowers and fruits of all trees (such as babbula).”Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Languages of India and abroad
Babbula (बब्बुल) or Babbūla (बब्बूल).—Acacia Arabica (Mar. bābhūḷa).
Derivable forms: babbulaḥ (बब्बुलः), babbūlaḥ (बब्बूलः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 16 - Treatment of Udara-roga (13): Vinoda-vidyadhara rasa < [Chapter VI - Diseases affecting the belly (udara-roga)]
Part 34 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (6): Vahni-jvala rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 17 - Advantages of iatro-medical treatment < [Chapter I - General health prescriptions]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 13 - Semi-poison (13): Jaya (or bhang, bhanga, Cannabis sativa) < [Chapter XXXI - Upavisha (semi-poisons)]
Part 4 - Vanga-kalpa < [Chapter VI - Metals (6): Vanga (tin)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Process for creation of Dhanya-abhra (paddy mica) < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)