Ervaruka, aka: Ervāruka; 3 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Ervāruka (एर्वारुक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Cucumis melo var utilissmus (cucumber), a plant species in the Cucurbitaceae family. Certain plant parts of Ervāruka are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Ervāruka (Cucumis utilissimus Roxb.) The ripe ervāruka cures dāha (burning syndrome), tṛṣṇā (morbid thirst) and śrama (physical fatigue). It is alkaline and aggravator of pitta. Ervāruka whose stalk is dried up alleviates kapha. It is purgative, digestive stimulant and cardiac tonic. It cures ānāha (flatulence) and plīham (splenic disorder).(Source): Google Books: Ayurveda Materia Medica
Ervāruka (Cucumis melo)(Source): Eä - Journal: The Knowledge of Anatomy and Health in Āyurveda and Modern Medicine
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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Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter III - Pathology of the diseases of the eye-lids < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter LVIII - Symptoms and Treatment of suppression of Urine (Mutra-ghata) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LV - Symptoms and Treatment of repression of natural urging (Udavarta) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXCII - Medicinal recipes of inffalible effcacies < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CLXXI - The Nidanam of diseases of the eyes < [Dhanvantari Samhita]