Bhringaraj, Bhṛṅgarāj, Bhringa-raj: 3 definitions
Bhringaraj 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.
The Sanskrit term Bhṛṅgarāj can be transliterated into English as Bhrngaraj or Bhringaraj, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Bhringaraj [भ्रिंगराज] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Eclipta prostrata (L.) L. from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Eclipta erecta, Eclipta alba, Eclipta punctata. For the possible medicinal usage of bhringaraj, 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.
Bhringaraj [भ्रिंगराज] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.
Bhringaraj [भ्रिङ्गराज] in the Nepali language, ibid. previous identification.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Bhringaraj in India is the name of a plant defined with Cotula alba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eupatoriophalacron album (L.) Hitchc. (among others).
2) Bhringaraj is also identified with Eclipta alba It has the synonym Eupatoriophalacron album Hitchc. (etc.).
3) Bhringaraj is also identified with Eclipta prostrata It has the synonym Verbesina alba L. (etc.).
4) Bhringaraj is also identified with Limnophila rugosa It has the synonym Limnophila roxburghii auct., non G. Don (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Kirkia (1966)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· American Journal of Botany (1977)
· New Flora and Botany of North America (1836)
· Linnaea (1864)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1990)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Bhringaraj, for example chemical composition, health benefits, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) a kind of large bee.
2) Name of a shrub.
Bhṛṅgarāj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhṛṅga and rāj (राज्).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Bhringa, Raj.
Starts with: Bhringaraja, Bhringarajadi, Bhringarajaghrita, Bhringarajah, Bhringarajaka, Bhringarajakalpa, Bhringarajakhala, Bhringarajarasa, Bhringarajas.
Ends with: Bhale-bhringaraj, Maha bhringaraj, Mahabhringaraj.
Full-text: Maha bhringaraj, Bhale-bhringaraj, Bhringaraja.
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