Hingu, Hiṅgu, Hiṅgū: 17 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to Ferula assa-foetida (asafoetida), which is a soft lumpy resin, obtained from the stem of several plant species of the Ferula genus. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. More technically, it is a fluid or resinous substance prepared from the roots of the Asafoetida and it is used as a medicine or for seasoning. Medicinal applications includes reducing flatulence, the use of a digestion aid, fighting influenza and as a remedy for asthma.
According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.72-75), asafoetida (hiṅgu) has 15 synonyms: Ugragandha, Bhūtāri, Vālhīka, Jantunāśana, Śūlaghna, Gulmaghna, Rakṣoghna, Ugravīrya, Rāmaṭha, Agūḍhagandha, Jaraṇa, Bhedana, Sūpadhūpana, Dīpta and Sahasravedhi.
Properties according to the Rājanighaṇṭu: Hiṅgu is cardiotonic, pungent, hot, anti-vāta and anthelmintic. It cures colics and gulma i.e., false abdominal lumps due to wind, tympanits and constipation. It is considered good for eyes.Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—Hiṅgu is pungent and hot. It increases pitta and pacifies kapha and vāta and promotes digestive fire. It is useful in the disorders of kapha and vāta, abdominal pain, flatulence and loss of appetite.Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to a type of spices according to Gautama-Dharmasūtra XVII.32-33, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Spices referred to in Vedic literature are haridrā and pippalī. Dharmasūtra literature mentions other spices such as marica and hiṅgu.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to Ferula narthex, and is recommended to cure diseases caused due to poison and its complications, according to the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 8) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., hiṅgu) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to a medicinal plant known as Ferula narthex, and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Hiṅgu). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to “asafoetida”, and is employed in the treatment of poison (viṣa), such as that resulting from rājila (krait snake-bites) and rājilaviṣa, according to the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—Chapter four explains rājilaviṣa (krait family) treatment. Vegānusāra-cikitsā (stage wise treatment), symptoms and treatment of 13 types of rājila snakes are mentioned. [...] In excessive phlegm production, juice of Arka (Calotropis gigantea) leaf mixed with Hiṅgu (asafoetida) is recommended to be given internally. [...]Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to the medicinal plant Ferula foetida Regel. Syn. Ferula asafoetida L., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Hiṅgu] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Ferula asafetida 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 hiṅgu] 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
hiṅgu : (nt.) the exudation of asafoetida plant.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Hiṅgu, (nt.) (Sk. hiṅgu) the plant asafetida Vin.I, 201; VvA.186.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
hiṅgu (हिंगु).—m S A plant, Ferula assafœtida. 2 Assafœtida.
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hiṅgū (हिंगू) [or हिंगो दाखविणें, hiṅgō dākhaviṇēṃ].—A filthy phrase. To bob, fob &c.; to chouse or do out of and grin at.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
hiṅgu (हिंगु).—m Asafætida.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु).—mn. (-ṅguḥ-ṅgu) Asafœtida, (the gum and plant respectively.) E. hi to go, deriv. irr., or hima frost, gam to go, ḍu aff., form irr.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु).—m. AssafœtidaSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु).—[masculine] the plant Asa Fetida, [neuter] its resin or juice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु):—m. Ferula Asa Foetida, [Buddhist literature; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) n. a fluid or resinous substance prepared from the roots of the Asa Foitida (used as a medicine or for seasoning), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Suśruta etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+12): Hingucunna, Hingudi, Hingugradi, Hingujjvala, Hinguka, Hingula, Hinguladi, Hingulaja, Hingulaka, Hingulapabbata, Hinguli, Hingulika, Hingulu, Hinguluka, Hingunadika, Hinguniryasa, Hinguniryyasa, Hinguparni, Hingupatra, Hingupattra.
Full-text (+62): Ramatha, Hinguli, Hinguniryasa, Hingulu, Hingula, Hingupattri, Hingushiratika, Hingupattra, Hinguparni, Hingushivatika, Hingurata, Hingunadika, Pippalyadi, Hingujjvala, Hinguka, Hinguluka, Hingulaja, Hinguniryyasa, Hingulaka, Hingudi.
Search found 19 books and stories containing Hingu, Hiṅgu, Hiṅgū; (plurals include: Hingus, Hiṅgus, Hiṅgūs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 17 - Mercurial operations (15): Killing of mercury (marana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 11 - Mercurial operations (9): Rehabilitation of Mercury (anubasana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 18 - Mercurial operations (16): Incineration of mercury (bhasmikarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - Treatment for fever with diarrhea (2): Siddha-praneshvara rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 9 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (8): Vajrapani rasa < [Chapter VII - Enlargement of spleen (plihodara) and liver (yakridudara)]
Part 11 - Treatment for diarrhea (2): Praneshvara rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 4 - Iron variety (c): Kanta iron < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Part 13 - Anupanas (accompaniments of iron) < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Part 6 - Process of preparing Sarva-kshara < [Chapter XXVIII - Kshara (akalis)]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XLII - Symptoms and Treatment of Abdominal Tumors (Gulma) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LI - Symptoms and Treatment of Asthma (Shvasa) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter XXXII - Treatment of an attack by Putana-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]