Bhadrodani, Bhadrodanī: 4 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Bhadrodanī (भद्रोदनी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.103-105 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Narhari’s Bhadrodanī may be Rājabalā of Dh. [Dhanvantari?]. In Balāpañcaka, Rājabalā is mentioned by Dh. Bhadrodanī (a synonym of Balā in the Rājanighaṇṭu) and Nāgabalā are mentioned together.

Bhadrodanī is mentioned as having fifteen synonyms: Nāgabalā, Kharagandhā, Catuṣphalā, Mahodayā, Mahāśākhā, Mahāpatrā, Mahāphalā, Viśvadevā, Ariṣṭā, Kharvā, Hrasvā, Gavedhukā, Devadaṇḍā, Mahādaṇḍā and Ghāṭā.

Properties and characteristics: “This Nāgabalā (Bhadrodanī) is sweet, sour and astringent in rasa. It is hot and heavy (guru). Its indications are pruritis, leprosy and allied skin diseases and wounds. It alleviates the disorders of vitiated vāta and pitta”.

2) Bhadrodanī (भद्रोदनी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Balā, a medicinal plant identified with Sida cordifolia Linn. (“country mellow” or “flannel weed”) from the Malvaceae or mallows family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.88-91. Together with the names Bhadrodanī and Balā, there are a total of twenty-three 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhadrodani in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhadrodanī (भद्रोदनी).—f. (-nī) A plant, (Sida cordifolia.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhadrodanī (भद्रोदनी):—(nī) 3. f. Sida cordifolia.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bhadrodanī (भद्रोदनी):—[(bhadra + odana)] f. Sida cordifolia und Uraria logopodioides DC. [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Bhadrodanī (भद्रोदनी):—, lies odanī st. odana .

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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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