Dadrughna, Dadru-ghna: 8 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Dadrughna (दद्रुघ्न) is another name for Cakramarda (Cassia tora “sickle senna”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Dadrughna (दद्रुघ्न) is another name for Cakramarda, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia tora Linn., synonym of Senna tora or “sickle senna” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.198-200 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Dadrughna and Cakramarda, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dadrughna (दद्रुघ्न).—Name of a plant, Cassia Tora (Mar. ṭākaḷā).
Derivable forms: dadrughnaḥ (दद्रुघ्नः).
Dadrughna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dadru and ghna (घ्न).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ghnaḥ) A kind of cassia, (C. tora.) E. dadru herpes, and ghna destroying, remedying; also dadrūghna . hanti hana-ṭak .
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(-ghnaḥ) See dadrūghna.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dadrughna (दद्रुघ्न):—[=dadru-ghna] [from dadru > dadṛt] m. (also dara) = drū-, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Psoralea corylifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Dadrūghna (दद्रूघ्न):—[=dadrū-ghna] [from dadrū > dadṛt] mfn. ‘removing leprosy’, Cassia Tora or alata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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