Jhilla: 3 definitions


Jhilla means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jhilla [झिल्ला] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Abies pindrow (Royle ex D.Don) Royle from the Pinaceae (Pine) family having the following synonyms: Abies himalayensis, Pinus pindrow, Pinus spectabilis var. pindrow. For the possible medicinal usage of jhilla, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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)

1) Jhilla in India is the name of a plant defined with Abies pindrow in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abies pindrow subsp. gamblei (Hickel) Rushforth (among others).

2) Jhilla is also identified with Indigofera oblongifolia It has the synonym Bremontiera ammoxylon DC. var. burmannii DC. (etc.).

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

· Linnaea (1832)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1998)
· Bulletin de la Société Dendrologique de France (1929)
· Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) (1825)
· Taxon (1982)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Jhilla, for example side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, chemical composition, extract dosage, 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

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Jhilla (झिल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Snā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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