Harenu, Hareṇu: 11 definitions
Harenu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
1) Hareṇu (हरेणु) is a Sanskrit word referring to Pisum sativum (“pea”). It is a type of legume (śamīdhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. It is also known as Hareṇukā. The plant Hareṇu is part of the Śamīdhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of legumes”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Hareṇu is is light, cold, sweet, slightly astringent and roughening in character. It is beneficial for pitta and kapha and useful as pulses and pastes.
2) Hareṇu (हरेणु) is a Sanskrit technical word translating to “black cardamom”, a species of plant from the Verbenaceae (vervain) family of tropical flowering plants., and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhitā. It is also known by the name Hareṇuka. The official botanical name is Vitex agnus-castu, and is commonly known in English as “vitex”, “chaste tree”, “chasteberry”, among many others.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Hareṇu (हरेणु) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Vitex agnus-castus Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning hareṇu] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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)
Harenu in India is the name of a plant defined with Pisum sativum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lathyrus oleraceus Lam. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Cytologia (1982)
· Cytologia (1993)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1995)
· Bulletin of the Hiroshima Agricultural College (1989)
· Sci. Rep. Res. Inst. Evol. Biol. (1986)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1986)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Harenu, for example chemical composition, side effects, extract dosage, health benefits, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
Hareṇu (हरेणु).—[hṛ-eṇuḥ Uṇādi-sūtra 2.1]
1) Pease, pulse.
2) A creeper serving as the boundary of a village.
3) Name of Laṅkā.
1) A respectable woman.
2) A coppercoloured deer.
3) A fragrant drug; L. D. B.
Derivable forms: hareṇuḥ (हरेणुः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇuḥ) 1. A drug and perfume, commonly Renuka. 2. A reputable woman. 3. Pulse, pease. 4. A deer of a copper colour. E. hṛ to take, eṇu Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hareṇu (हरेणु).—I. m. Peas, pulse. Ii. f. 1. A sort of drug and perfume. 2. A reputable woman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hareṇu (हरेणु).—[masculine] a kind of pease.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hareṇu (हरेणु):—m. a kind of pea or pulse (with slightly globular seeds), [Suśruta]
2) a creeper marking the boundary of a village, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Name of Laṅkā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) f. a sort of drug or perfume (= reṇukā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) a respectable woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) a copper-coloured deer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hareṇu (हरेणु):—(ṇuḥ) 2. f. A drug and perfume; reputable woman; pulse, peas; deer of copper colour. m. Ceylon; a creeper.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] the plant Aloe perfoliata of Liliaceae family.
2) [noun] a kind of perfume made from this (?) plant.
3) [noun] the plant Pisum arvense of Papilionaceae family.
4) [noun] the round, edible seed of this; garden peas.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Harenuka, Harenuya.
Ends with: Maharenu, Rathareṇu, Vasudharenu.
Full-text: Harenuka, Harenda, Phani, Shamidhanyavarga.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Harenu, Hareṇu, Harēṇu; (plurals include: Harenus, Hareṇus, Harēṇus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXXII - Treatment of an attack by Putana-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter LVII - Symptoms and Treatment of aversion to food (Arochaka) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter XVII - Treatment of diseases of pupil and crystalline lens < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Flora (7): Shrubs < [Chapter 5 - Aspects of Nature]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter II - Description of Sthavara (vegetable and mineral) poisons
Chapter VII - Description and preparation medicated drums
Chapter V - The medical treatment of snake bites
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter II - The medical treatment of wounds or sores
Chapter VIII - The medical treatment of Fistula-in-ano
Chapter XVII - The medical treatment of erysipelas
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XX - Suitable and unsuitables for health
Chapter XXI - Questions concerning wounds
Chapter XLVI - Diet articles and regimen of diet
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)