Gandhaphali, Gandhaphalī, Gandha-phali, Gamdhaphali: 7 definitions


Gandhaphali 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»] — Gandhaphali in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Gandhaphalī (गन्धफली) is a synonym for Priyaṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant (Callicarpa macrophylla). It is a technical term used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century). It is also mentioned as a synonym in the Bhāvaprakāśa-nighaṇṭu (medicinal thesareus) authored by Bhāvamiśra 16th century, in which it is listed as Gandhaphalā.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Gandhaphali in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Gandhaphalī (गन्धफली) refers to a “Campaka bud”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.28. (Cf. Vidagdhamādhava act 7). Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita explains the word as the flower of the Priyaṅgu plant.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Gandhaphali in India is the name of a plant defined with Callicarpa macrophylla in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Callicarpa macrophylla var. kouytchensis H. Lév. (among others).

2) Gandhaphali is also identified with Michelia champaca It has the synonym Sampacca suaveolens (Pers.) Kuntze (etc.).

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

· Flora Indica (1820)
· Symbolae Botanicae (1794)
· Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine (1880)
· Ill. Ind. Bot. (1831)
· Systema Naturae (1817)
· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, or ‘Descriptions and figures of a select number of unpublished East Indian plants’ (Wallich) (1831)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Gandhaphali, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, diet and recipes, health benefits, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gandhaphalī (गन्धफली).—

1) the Priyañgu creeper.

2) a bud of the Champaka tree.

Gandhaphalī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and phalī (फली).

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

1) Gandhaphalī (गन्धफली):—[=gandha-phalī] [from gandha-phala > gandha] f. the plant Priyaṃgu, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]

2) [v.s. ...] = -mohinī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Gandhaphali 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»] — Gandhaphali in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdhaphali (ಗಂಧಫಲಿ):—[noun] the tree Michelia champaca of Magnoliaceae family.

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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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