Hand: 2 definitions
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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.
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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The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 5.134 < [Section XIII - Purification of Substances]
Verse 2.72 < [Section XVII - Rules of Study]
Verse 3.225 < [Section XIV - Method of Feeding]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.3 - (c) Sculptures of Shiva and Dance < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.6 - (m) Symbology of Fire < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (b) The seven Tandava Dances of Shiva < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)