Dhanvayavasa, aka: Dhanvayavāsa; 2 Definition(s)


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dhanvayavāsa (धन्वयवास) is a Sanskrit word referring to “camelthorn”, a shrub from the Fabaceae (legume/bean) family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It also known by the shorter name Yavāsa or Yavāsaka. The official botanical name of the plant is Alhagi maurorum and is commonly known in English as “camelthorn-bush” or “Persian mannaplant” among others.

The plant is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant has the following synonyms: Durālabha, Yāsa and Yavāsa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Dhanvayavāsa (धन्वयवास).—m.

(-saḥ) A plant, (Hedysarum alhaji.) E. dhanva dry soil, yu to unite, āsac affix; also with kan added dhanvayavāsaka. marubhave yavāsa bhede, durālabhābhede .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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Yāsa (यास).—m. (-saḥ) 1. A plant, (Hedysarum alhagi) “durālabhāyām”. 2. Effort. f. (-sā) A sort...
Yavasa (यवस).—m. (-saḥ) Meadow or pasturage. E. yu to mix, asac aff.--- OR --- Yavāsa (यवास).—m...
Durālabha (दुरालभ).—mfn. (-bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) 1. Unfit to be touched or taken, difficult of handlin...
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