Japapushpa, Japāpuṣpa, Japa-pushpa: 4 definitions
Japapushpa 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.
The Sanskrit term Japāpuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Japapuspa or Japapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Japāpuṣpa (जपापुष्प) or Japākusuma refers to “flowers of the Jāpa plant”, which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] the worship with Japā flowers (China rose) brings about the death of enemies (śatrumṛtyu). Karavīra flowers drive away all ailments (rogoccāṭa)”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Japāpuṣpa (जपापुष्प) or Jāsudakusuma refers to the Flower of Hibiscus rosa sinensis, and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Japāpuṣpa) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Japapushpa in India is the name of a plant defined with Hibiscus rosa-sinensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hibiscus festalis Salisb. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Vistas in Cytogenetics (1989)
· Ind. J. Exp. Biol.
· Diego Bergano,
· Taxon (1982)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1992)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Japapushpa, for example health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Japāpuṣpa (ಜಪಾಪುಷ್ಪ):—[noun] = ಜಪಾಕುಸುಮ [japakusuma].
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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