Dhanvayavasa, Dhanvayavāsa: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

Dhanvayavāsa (धन्वयवास) is a Sanskrit word referring to “camelthorn”, a shrub from the Fabaceae (legume/bean) family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic 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.

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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

Dhanvayavasa [धन्वयवास] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Fagonia schweinfurthii (Hadidi) Hadidi from the Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop) family having the following synonyms: Fagonia indica var. schweinfurthii, Fagonia arabica var. schweinfurthii. For the possible medicinal usage of dhanvayavasa, 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) Dhanvayavasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Alhagi pseudalhagi 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 pseudalhagi Fisch. (among others).

2) Dhanvayavasa is also identified with Fagonia arabica.

3) Dhanvayavasa is also identified with Fagonia cretica It has the synonym Fagonia desertorum Andr..

4) Dhanvayavasa is also identified with Fagonia indica It has the synonym Fagonia jolyi Batt. (etc.).

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

· Flora Indica (1768)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Journal de Botanique, Appliquée à l’Agriculture, à la Pharmacie, à la Médecine et aux Arts (1813)
· Diagn. Pl. Orient. (1849)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1824)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1900)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Dhanvayavasa, for example health benefits, side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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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

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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhanvayavāsa (धन्वयवास):—[=dhanva-yavāsa] [from dhanva > dhanv] m. Alhagi Maurorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dhanvayavāsa (धन्वयवास):—[dhanva-yavāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. A plant (Hedysarum alhaji).

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Dhanvayavasa 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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