Gandholi, aka: Gandholī; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Gandholī (गन्धोली) is another name for Śṛṅgavera, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Zingiber officinale (fresh ginger). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.24-28), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Gandholī (गन्धोली).—

1) A wasp; गन्धोलिपालीगृहसिक्थकुम्भात् (gandholipālīgṛhasikthakumbhāt) Rām. Ch.6.89.

2) Dried ginger.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Śuṇṭhi (शुण्ठि) or Śuṇṭhī (शुण्ठी).—f.,-śuṇṭhyam Dry ginger.Derivable forms: śuṇṭhiḥ (शुण्ठिः).

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