Brihajjivanti, aka: Brihat-jivanti, Bṛhajjīvantī; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Bṛhajjīvantī can be transliterated into English as Brhajjivanti or Brihajjivanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Bṛhajjīvantī (बृहज्जीवन्ती) is the Sanskrit name for a plant similar to Jīvantī, a medicinal plant identified with Leptadenia reticulata (cork swallow-wort) from the Apocynaceae, or “dogbane family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.40-41 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Bṛhajjīvantī is mentioned as having eight synonyms: Bṛhatpūrvā, Putrabhadrā, Priyaṅkarī, Madhurā, Jīvapṛṣṭhā, Bṛhajjīvā and Yaśaskarī.

Properties and characteristics: “its [Bṛhajjīvantī] properties are similar to Jīvantī and it is said to be rich in rasa, vīrya (potency) and bala (strength). It is used to restrain fluidity of mercury and helps in disintegrating the bhūtas”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Bṛhajjīvantī (बृहज्जीवन्ती).—a kind of plant.

Bṛhajjīvantī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bṛhat and jīvantī (जीवन्ती). See also (synonyms): bṛhajjīvantikā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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