Ghritakumari, Ghṛtakumārī, Ghrita-kumari: 7 definitions
Ghritakumari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.
The Sanskrit term Ghṛtakumārī can be transliterated into English as Ghrtakumari or Ghritakumari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa
Ghṛtakumārī (घृइतकुमारी) refers to Aloe vera, according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—[Turaṅga, Keśara Kaṇḍu-cikitsā (treatment of itches in horses and bullocks)]—If the Turaṅga and Keśara affected by kaṇḍu (itching), Ghṛtakumārī (Aloe vera) leaves with lavaṇa (rock salt) advised.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Ghrtakumari in India is the name of a plant defined with Aloe vera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aloe elongata Murray (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Tabl. École Bot. (1804)
· Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries (1848)
· Flora Indica (1768)
· Supplementum Plantarum Succulentarum (1819)
· Les Figures des Plantes et Animaux d'Usage en Medecine (1764)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Ghrtakumari, for example side effects, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी).—f (S) A plant, Aloe perfoliata.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी).—Aloe Indica (Mar. koraphaḍa); Bhāvapr.5.3.282.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी).—f. (-rī) The aloe, (Aloes perfoliata) E. ghṛta ghee, to which the extact is compared, and kumārī a virgin, which the plant is supposed to resemble in delicacy and elegance; also ghṛtakumārikā. ghutamiva kumārī sundarī .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी):—[=ghṛta-kumārī] [from ghṛta > ghṛ] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ghṛtakumārī (घृतकुमारी):—[ghṛta-kumārī] (rī) 3. f. The aloe.
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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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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