Hand: 2 definitions

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Hand means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Indigenous Knowledge of Some Medicinal Plants of Himalaya Region

Hand refers to the medicinal plant “Taraxacum officinale Weber et Wigg.” from the Asteraceae family, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Leaves, Roots”. Instructions for using the plant named Hand: Leaves are used as vegetables to treat jaundice.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Hand in the Kashmiri language is another name for Dugdhaphenī, a medicinal plant identified with Taraxacum officinale Weber. Ex. Wiggers or “common dandelion” from the Asteraceae or “aster” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.98-99 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Other than the Kashmiri word Hand, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which seven are in Sanskrit.

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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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