Indradru, Indra-dru, Imdradru: 9 definitions


Indradru 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Indradru (इन्द्रद्रु) is another name for Devadāru, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Cedrus deodara (Himalayan cedar), from the Pinaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.28), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Indradru in India is the name of a plant defined with Terminalia arjuna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Sylvatica (1869)
· Taxon (1979)
· Taxon (1981)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1828)
· Fl. Austral. (1864)
· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Indradru, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indradru (इन्द्रद्रु).—

1) the plant Terminalia Arjuna (arjuna).

2) The plant कुटज (kuṭaja).

Derivable forms: indradruḥ (इन्द्रद्रुः).

Indradru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and dru (द्रु). See also (synonyms): indradruma.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indradru (इन्द्रद्रु).—m.

(-druḥ) A tree, (Pentaptera arjuna, Rox.) E. indra and dru a tree a staff of which is fit to carry the banner of Indra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indradru (इन्द्रद्रु):—[=indra-dru] [from indra] m. the trees Terminalia Arjuna and Wrightia Antidysenterica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indradru (इन्द्रद्रु):—[indra-dru] [(druḥ)] 2. m. Pentaptera arjuna.

[Sanskrit to German]

Indradru in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Iṃdradru (ಇಂದ್ರದ್ರು):—[noun] the tree Terminalia Arjuna ( = T. glabra) of Combretaceae family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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