Indrayava, aka: Indra-yava; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Indrayava in Ayurveda glossaries]

Indrayava (इन्द्रयव) is a Sanskrit name referring to the seeds of Kuṭaja (Wrightia antidysenterica, “Kurchi fruit”), from the Apocynaceae family. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā. This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century). The word Indrayava is composed of Indra and yava (‘seed’).

According to the Mādhavacikitsā (7th century Āyurvedic work), the plant (Indrayava) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) chapter. In this work, the plant is also known by the names Kuṭaja, Kaliṅga, Vatsaka and Indrabīja.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Indrayava in Marathi glossaries]

indrayava (इंद्रयव).—m S See the derivative indrajava.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Indrayava in Sanskrit glossaries]

Indrayava (इन्द्रयव).—seed of the Kutaja tree.

Derivable forms: indrayavaḥ (इन्द्रयवः), indrayavam (इन्द्रयवम्).

Indrayava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and yava (यव).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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