Dhanvayasa, Dhanvayāsa: 10 definitions


Dhanvayasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Dhanvayāsa (धन्वयास):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dhanvayāsa (धन्वयास) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.53-55 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Dhanvayāsa is mentioned as having thirteen synonyms: Durālambhā, Tāmramūlī, Kacchurā, Durālabhā, Duḥsparśā, Dhanvī, Dhanvayavāsaka, Prabodhanī, Sūkṣmadalā, Virūpā, Durabhigrahā, Durlabhā and Duṣpradharṣā.

Properties and characteristics: “Dhanvayāsa or Durālabhā is pungent, bitter, sour, alkaline and hot in potency (vīrya). Its sweet ingredient controls vāta and pitta-doṣa and it wins over the fevers, gulma (false abdominal lumps due to wind) and obstinate urinary affections including diabetes”.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Dhanvayāsa (धन्वयास) refers to a medicinal plant known as Alhagi camelorum Fisch., and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Dhanvayāsa). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dhanvayasa in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Alhagi maurorum Medik. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Alhagi pseudalhagi, Alhagi camelorum, Alhagi persarum. For the possible medicinal usage of dhanvayasa, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Dhanvayasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Alhagi maurorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Alhagi persarum Boiss. & Buhse (among others).

2) Dhanvayasa is also identified with Alhagi pseudalhagi It has the synonym Alhagi pseudalhagi (M. Bieb.) Desv. (etc.).

3) Dhanvayasa is also identified with Fagonia arabica.

4) Dhanvayasa is also identified with Fagonia cretica It has the synonym Fagonia desertorum Andr..

5) Dhanvayasa is also identified with Fagonia indica It has the synonym Fagonia persica DC. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Diagn. Pl. Orient. (1849)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Flora Indica (1768)
· Vorlesungen der Churpfälzischen physicalisch-öconomischen Gesellschaft (1787)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhanvayāsa (धन्वयास).—m.

(-saḥ) A plant: see the last, alse simply yāsa, &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhanvayāsa (धन्वयास):—[=dhanva-yāsa] [from dhanva > dhanv] m. idem, [Caraka]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhanvayāsa (धन्वयास):—[dhanva-yāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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Dhanvayasa in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhanvayasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhanvāyāsa (ಧನ್ವಾಯಾಸ):—[noun] the plant Tragia hispida of Euphorbiaceae family; nettle.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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