Bastantri, Bastāntrī: 5 definitions

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Bastantri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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)

[«previous next»] — Bastantri in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bastantri [बस्तान्त्री] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer from the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family having the following synonyms: Argyreia speciosa, Convolvulus nervosus, Lettsomia nervosa. For the possible medicinal usage of bastantri, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Bastantri in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bastantri in India is the name of a plant defined with Argyreia nervosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ipomoea speciosa (L.f.) Pers. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Indica (1768)
· Fl. Ludov. (1817)
· Bulletin de l’Herbier Boissier (1897)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle de Genève (1833)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bastantri, for example side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, diet and recipes, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bastantri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bastāntrī (बस्तान्त्री):—[from basta] f. Argyreia Speciosa or Argentea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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