Gandapura: 2 definitions


Gandapura 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)

[«previous next»] — Gandapura in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Gandapura [गंधपूरा] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. from the Ericaceae (Blueberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of gandapura, 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.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Gandapura in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Gandapura in India is the name of a plant defined with Abelmoschus moschatus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hibiscus chinensis Roxb., nom. nud. (among others).

2) Gandapura in Indonesia is also identified with Gaultheria fragrantissima It has the synonym Gaultheria punctata Hook. & Arn. (etc.).

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

· The Flora of British India (1875)
· Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. (1826)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (2007)
· Quart. J. Forest Res. (1999)
· Ueber einige kunstliche Geschlecter aus der Malven-Familie (1787)
· Flora Deutschlands ed. 2 (1894)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Gandapura, for example pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, diet and recipes, 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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