Edagaja, Eḍagaja, Eda-gaja: 9 definitions


Edagaja 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Eḍagaja (एडगज) 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

Eḍagaja (एडगज) 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 Eḍagaja and Cakramarda, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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)

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

1) Edagaja in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna obtusifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia tora var. humilis (Collad.) Collad. (among others).

2) Edagaja is also identified with Senna tora It has the synonym Cassia gallinaria Collad. (etc.).

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

· Kew Bulletin (1990)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· Schlüssel Hortus indicus malabaricus (1818)
· Journal of Palynology (1980)
· Bot. Bihar & Orissa (1922)
· Med. Fl. (1828)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Eḍagaja (एडगज).—the medicinal plant Cassia Tora or Alata (uraṇa) used for curing ringworms (Mar. ṭākaḷā).

Derivable forms: eḍagajaḥ (एडगजः).

Eḍagaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eḍa and gaja (गज).

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

Eḍagaja (एडगज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A medicinal plant, used for the cure of ring-worms, (Cassia tora.) E. eḍa a sheep, gaja to sound, ac aff.

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

Eḍagaja (एडगज):—[=eḍa-gaja] [from eḍa] m. the plant Cassia Tora or Alata (used for the cure of ringworm), [Caraka]

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

Eḍagaja (एडगज):—[eḍa-gaja] (jaḥ) 1. m. A medicinal plant for ringworms, (Cassia tora.)

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