Dharanyadi, Dharaṇyādi, Dharani-adi: 1 definition

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Dharanyadi 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dharaṇyādi (धरण्यादि) or Dharaṇyādivarga is the name of the second chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “this chapter covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds”. Also, “a physician (bhiṣaj) can improve upon his knowledge through these chapters [viz., Dharaṇyādi] and thereafter he may draw his own conclusions”.

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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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