Halurakhya, Halurākhya: 1 definition

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Halurākhya (हलुराख्य) is another name for Āhulya, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Cassia auriculata Linn., according to verse 4.166-170 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Halurākhya and Āhulya, there are a total of thirteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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