Haridra, aka: Haridrā; 9 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Haridrā (हरेणु, “yellow”) is a Sanskrit word translating to “turmeric”, a herb from the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family of flowering plants, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It can also refer to the powder made from the root. It is also known by the name Varavarṇinī in Sanskrit, and as Haldī in Hindi. The official botanical name is Curcuma longa.
This plant (Haridrā) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is also known as Rajanī or Niśā.(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Haridrā (Curcuma longa): In Caraka Samhitā, Haridrā has been classified as curative of skin diseases (Kuṣṭhaghna), anti-obesity and scarifying (Lekhanīya), antidote to poisoning (Viśaghna) and has been recommended for the treatment of jaundice, cough, coryza, senility and impaired vision.(Source): PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Haridrā is a herb used in Ayurveda medicine commonly known as Curcuma longa.(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Haridrāḥ: In Sanskrit this means “The One Who is Golden Colored.” This is one of the 108 names of Lord Ganesha(Source): JQ's Likhita Japa Journal: Hinduism
Haridra is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs. It is used throughout the world in culinary preparations. It gives many curries and even prepared mustard its distinctive yellow color. It may be used as a substitute for saffron in the 12 herb elixir. Haridra means yellow. Haridra is also called haldi (meaning yellow) and gauri (which is a name for Parvati the Shakti of Lord Shiva).(Source): Soma Matha Spiritual Center: Haridrā
Haridra is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs. It is used throughout the world in culinary preparations. It gives many curries and even prepared mustard its distinctive yellow color. It may be used as a substitute for saffron in the 12 herb elixir. Haridra means yellow. Haridra is also called haldi (meaning yellow) and gauri (which is a name for Parvati the Shakti of Lord Shiva).(Source): Soma Matha: Haridrā (Turmeric)
Languages of India and abroad
haridra (हरिद्र).—n (Corr. from hārda S) Meaning, mind, mental intention.
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haridrā (हरिद्रा).—f (S) Turmeric,--the plant or the root, Curcuma longa.
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hāridra (हारिद्र).—a S Belonging or relating to turmeric.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
haridra (हरिद्र).—n Meaning, mental intention.
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haridrā (हरिद्रा).—f Turmeric-the plant or the root.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Haridra (हरिद्र).—The yellow sandal tree.
Derivable forms: haridraḥ (हरिद्रः).
See also (synonyms): haridraka.
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Haridrā (हरिद्रा).—[hariṃ pītavarṇaṃ dravati dru-gatau-ḍa]
2) The root of turmeric powdered; see Malli. on N.22.49.
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1) A yellow colour; हारिद्रवर्णं सुसुखं च शुक्लम् (hāridravarṇaṃ susukhaṃ ca śuklam) Mb.12.28.33.
2) The Kadamba tree.
3) A kind of vegetable poison.
4) A kind of fever.
-dram Gold; तथापि नालोकि तदस्य रूपं हारिद्रभङ्गाय वितीर्णभङ्गम् (tathāpi nāloki tadasya rūpaṃ hāridrabhaṅgāya vitīrṇabhaṅgam) N.6.45;7. 13. -a. yellow, yellow-coloured.
Derivable forms: hāridraḥ (हारिद्रः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
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Chapter XIX - Treatment of hurt or injnry to the eye < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter LVI - Symptoms and Treatment of Cholera (Visuchika) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
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Treatment for fever (144): Sarva-jvara-hara lauham < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 8 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (7): Sadyo-mrityunjaya rasa < [Chapter VII - Enlargement of spleen (plihodara) and liver (yakridudara)]
Part 36 - Treatment for indigestion (34): Vadavanani rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.41 < [Section XIII - Initiation (upanayana)]
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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