Bhrishapatrika, Bhṛśapatrikā, Bhrisha-patrika: 1 definition

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Bhrishapatrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Bhṛśapatrikā can be transliterated into English as Bhrsapatrika or Bhrishapatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bhṛśapatrikā (भृशपत्रिका) is another name for Mahānīlī which is a variety of Nīlī: a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Bhṛśapatrikā and Mahānīlī, there are a total of eight 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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