Brihatidvaya, Bṛhatīdvaya, Brihati-dvaya: 2 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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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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”).
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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

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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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