Brihatidvaya, Bṛhatīdvaya, Brihati-dvaya: 3 definitions


Brihatidvaya 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 Bṛhatīdvaya can be transliterated into English as Brhatidvaya or Brihatidvaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

Bṛhatīdvaya (बृहतीद्वय, “bṛhatī couplet”):—The Sanskrit name for a group of plants mentioned as having medicinal properties used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara). It is thus described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) chapter of the Sanskrit Ayurvedic work called Mādhavacikitsā.

The following plants are mentioned as belonging to this group (gaṇa):

  1. Bṛhatī (Solanum indicum, or the “Indian barberry”), 
  2. Kaṇṭakārī (Solanum xanthocarpum, or the “yellow-berried nightshade”).

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Bṛhatīdvaya (बृहतीद्वय) (identified with the big and small varieties of Solanum indicum) is used in the recipe for manipulating the taste of fruits (on the tree), according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “A ball made out of the mixture of Thevetia peruviana, Gloriosa superba, the big and small Solanum indicum [e.g., Bṛhatīdvaya] kept in the hole at the root of a tree watered with the same mixture, produces pungent fruits (on that tree) although their natural taste is sweet”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brihatidvaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bṛhatīdvaya (बृहतीद्वय):—[=bṛhatī-dvaya] [from bṛhatī > bṛṃh] n., two species of bṛhatī, a [particular] Solanum

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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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