Bharngi, Bhārṅgī: 6 definitions

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Bharngi 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)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Bhārṅgī (भार्ङ्गी) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Clerodendrum serratum (Linn.) Moon” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning bhārṅgī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bharngi [भार्ङ्गी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze from the Verbenaceae (Verbena) family having the following synonyms: Clerodendrum siphonanthus. For the possible medicinal usage of bharngi, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Bharngi in India is the name of a plant defined with Clerodendrum indicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ovieda verticillatum Roxb. ex D. Don, nom. inval. (among others).

2) Bharngi is also identified with Gardenia turgida It has the synonym Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng. (etc.).

3) Bharngi is also identified with Rotheca serrata It has the synonym Cyclonema serratum Hochst. (etc.).

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Rev. Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1983)
· Prodr. (1847)
· Numer. List (1815)
· Bot. (1978)
· Flora (1842)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bharngi, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, diet and recipes, side effects, 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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhārṅgī (भार्ङ्गी):—f. ([from] bhṛṅga) Clerodendrum Siphonantus, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] (cf. bhārgī).

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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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