Indravalli, Indravallī, Indra-valli: 3 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Indravalli in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Indravallī (इन्द्रवल्ली) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Cardiospermum halicacabum 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 and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 indravallī] 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).

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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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[«previous next»] — Indravalli in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indravallī (इन्द्रवल्ली).—Name of a plant (pārijāta) or of इन्द्रवारुणी (indravāruṇī).

Indravallī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and vallī (वल्ली). See also (synonyms): indravallarī.

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

Indravallī (इन्द्रवल्ली):—[=indra-vallī] [from indra] f. the plant Cucumis Colocynthis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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