Elaparni, Elāparṇī, Ela-parni, Ēlāparṇi: 10 definitions


Elaparni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Jajjaṭa’s Nirantarapadavyākhyā and Other Commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā

Elāparṇī (एलापर्णी) is a synonym of Rāsnā, which refers to a medicinal plant mentioned in the 7th-century Nirantarapadavyākhyā by Jejjaṭa (or Jajjaṭa): one of the earliest extant and, therefore, one of the most important commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā.—Synonyms of Rāsnā: Rosanā, Vāyasuraī, Atirasā (?)[sic], Elāparṇī, Muktā (Yuktā), Surabhi; Pluchea lanceolata Oliver and Hiern.—(Cf. Glossary of Vegetable Drugs in Bṛhattrayī 337-338, Singh and Chunekar, 1999).—Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) C.B.Clarke.—(Cf. The Plant List, A Working List of All Plant Species, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden).

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Elaparni in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) C.B.Clarke from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Berthelotia lanceolata. For the possible medicinal usage of elaparni, 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) Elaparni in India is the name of a plant defined with Alpinia galanga in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Languas pyramidata Merr. (among others).

2) Elaparni is also identified with Pluchea lanceolata It has the synonym Berthelotia lanceolata DC. (etc.).

3) Elaparni is also identified with Vanda tessellata It has the synonym Epidendrum tessellatum Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Flora of the Southeastern United States (1913)
· Willdenowia (1999)
· Fl. Egypt (2002)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1995)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1877)
· 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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Elāparṇī (एलापर्णी).—the plant Mimosa Octandra. (Mar. rāsnā, koḷiṃjana).

Elāparṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms elā and parṇī (पर्णी).

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

Elāparṇī (एलापर्णी).—f. (-rṇī) A plant, (Mimosa octandra.) E. elā cardamoms, and parṇa a leaf, ṅīṣ fem. aff.

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

Elāparṇī (एलापर्णी):—[=elā-parṇī] [from elā] f. Mimosa Octandra.

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

Elāparṇī (एलापर्णी):—[elā-parṇī] (rṇī) 3. f. A plant (Mimosa octandra).

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Elaparni 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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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ēlāparṇi (ஏலாபர்ணி) noun cf. ēlāparṇī. China-root. See பறங்கிச்சக்கை. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [parangichakkai. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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