Jangalamriga, Jāṅgalamṛga, Jangala-mriga: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Jāṅgalamṛga can be transliterated into English as Jangalamrga or Jangalamriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Jāṅgalamṛga (जाङ्गलमृग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of animals referring to “animals living in forests”, the meat of which is used as a medicinal substance. Jāṅgalamṛga is a sub-group of Māṃsavarga (“group of meat”). It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. They were originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXVII.

The Jāṅgalamṛga group contains the following animals:

  1. Pṛṣat (spotted deer),
  2. Śarabha (wapiti),
  3. Rāma (Kashmir deer),
  4. Śvadaṃṣṭrā (mouse deer),
  5. Mṛgamātṛkā (hog deer),
  6. Śaśa (hare),
  7. Uraṇa (ram),
  8. Kuraṅga (roe deer),
  9. Gokarṇa (mule deer),
  10. Koṭṭakāraka (barking deer),
  11. Cāruṣka (a kind of deer),
  12. Hariṇa (red deer),
  13. Eṇa (blackbuck),
  14. Śambara (Indian sambar),
  15. Kālapucchaka (black tailed deer),
  16. Ṛṣya (musk deer),
  17. Varapota (a kind of antelope).

The meat of the Jāṅgala animals is sweet, slightly astringent and useful for the patients of sannipāta having preponderance of pitta and vāta in moderate degree, and kapha in the lowest one.

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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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