Brahmadandi, Brahmādaṇḍī: 3 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Brahmādaṇḍī (ब्रह्मादण्डी) is a Sanskrit word referring to Tricholepis glaberrima, a species of thistle from the Asteraceae (daisy) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.
This plant (Brahmādaṇḍī) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is also known by the name Kulathī.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: PubMed: Ameliorative effects of Tricholepis glaberrima
Tricholepis glaberrima belonging to family Asteraceae is popularly known as “Brahmadandi” in Indian system of medicine and is claimed to be effective in the treatment of various ailments such as neurological disorders, hepatic disorders, sexual dysfunction, skin disease etc.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmadaṇḍī (ब्रह्मदण्डी):—[=brahma-daṇḍī] [from brahma-daṇḍa > brahma > brahman] f. a species of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (= adhyāṇḍā, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]])
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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Indian Medicinal Plants (by Kanhoba Ranchoddas Kirtikar)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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Chapter CCI - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued) < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
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