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Bastagandhā, aka: Basta-gandha; 1 Definition(s)

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Bastagandhā means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Bastagandhā can be transliterated into English as Bastagandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Āyurveda (science of life)

Bastagandhā (शकुलादनी) is a Sanskrit word referring to Ocimum gratissimum (clove basil), from the Lamiaceae family. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhitā and the Carakasaṃhitā. Āyurveda is the Hindu science of health originating from India. Other commonly known English names for this plant include African basil and wild basil.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.176), clove basil (bastagandhā) has the following synonyms: Ajagandhā, Avigandhikā, Ugragandhā, Brahmagarbha, Brāhmī, Pūtimayūrikā, Surapuṣpa, Doṣākleśī, Jambīra, Jambhīra, Bilvaparṇī, Barbarīka, Arjaka, Ekapattrikā, Kabarī and Kavāra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Hindu science dealing with subjects such as health, medicine, anatomy, etc. and has been in use throughout India since ancient times.

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