Gandhadravya, Gandha-dravya, Gamdhadravya: 7 definitions

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Gandhadravya 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Gandhadravya in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl from the Lauraceae (Laurel) family having the following synonyms: Camphora officinarum, Laurus camphora. For the possible medicinal usage of gandhadravya, 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)

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

Gandhadravya in India is the name of a plant defined with Cinnamomum camphora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Persea camphora (L.) Spreng. (among others).

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

· Deutsche Flora. Pharmaceutisch-medicinische Botanik (1881)
· Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen (1830)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores (1831)
· Nouvelles archives du muséum d’histoire naturelle (1913)
· Feddes Repertorium (1912)

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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

[«previous next»] — Gandhadravya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gandhadravya (गन्धद्रव्य).—a fragrant substance.

Derivable forms: gandhadravyam (गन्धद्रव्यम्).

Gandhadravya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and dravya (द्रव्य).

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

Gandhadravya (गन्धद्रव्य):—[=gandha-dravya] [from gandha] n. a fragrant substance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Gandhadravya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandhadravya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdhadravya (ಗಂಧದ್ರವ್ಯ):—[noun] (collectively) perfumes, aromatic substances.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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