Civilli, Civillī: 1 definition


Civilli 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chivilli.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Civillī (चिविल्ली) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant possibly identified with either Portulaca sativa Linn., or Portulaca oleracea (“common purslane”) from the Portulacaceae or “purslane” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.76 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Civillī is mentioned as having five synonyms: Civillikā, Raktadalā, Kharacchadā, Kṣudragholī and Madhumālapatrikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Civillī is pungent (kaṭu) and astringent (kaṣāya) and is useful in fevers and diarrhoea. It is also rejuvenating”.

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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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