Candanadi, Candanādi, Candana-adi: 1 definition

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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandanadi.

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Candanādi (चन्दनादि) or Candanādivarga or Bhūgandhavarga is the name of the twelfth chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “this chapter deals with aromatic drugs (gandhadravya). The chapter starts with Candana and ends with Nalikā. Number of drugs = 57”. Also, “a physician (bhiṣaj) can improve upon his knowledge through these chapters [viz., Candanādi] and thereafter he may draw his own conclusions”.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

1) Candanādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Tailakhaṇḍa (verse 3.94) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Tailakhaṇḍa [mentioning candanādi] contains recipes and medicated oils (taila) that treat the patients on such conditions as fever, dyspnoea, cough, asthma, etc.

2) Candanādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Lepakhaṇḍa (verse 4.233) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Lepakhaṇḍa [mentioning candanādi] contains recipes according to circumstances as advised by tradition. They treat the patient suffering from conditions such as fever, piles, emaciation, anorexia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, etc.

3) Candanādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Ghṛtakhaṇḍa (verse 5.79) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Ghṛtakhaṇḍa [mentioning candanādi] refers to recipes based on medicated ghees (ghṛta), which are also administered as rejuvenators besides as curative medicine. They treat patients suffering from conditions such as seizure, fever, different skin diseases, lack of semen, lack of remembrance, etc.

4) Candanādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Guḷikākhaṇḍa (verse 7.36) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Guḷikākhaṇḍa [mentioning candanādi] contains recipes that treat patients suffering from conditions such as shivering fever, bleeding, cough, heart diseases, chlorosis, piles, pain in vagina, constipation, etc.

5) Candanādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Lehakhaṇḍa (verse 8.2) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Lehakhaṇḍa [mentioning candanādi] contains preparations of leha (linctus, i.e. medicine in the form of a syrup), āsava and gula; such recipes treat patients suffering from conditions such as intermittent fever, cough, hiccough, fever, dyspnoea, haemorrhagic diseases, pulmonary cavitation, tuberculosis, etc.

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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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