Hingu, aka: Hiṅgu, Hiṅgū; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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 Āyurvedic 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: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Hiṅgu (हिङ्गु).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic 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: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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hiṅgu : (nt.) the exudation of asafoetida plant.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Hiṅgu, (nt.) (Sk. hiṅgu) the plant asafetida Vin.I, 201; VvA.186.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hiṅgu (हिंगु).—m Asafætida.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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