Jhunjhunia, Jhunjhuniā: 2 definitions

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jhunjhunia [झुनझुनिया] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Crotalaria verrucosa L. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Crotalaria coerulea, Crotalaria angulosa, Crotalaria mollis. For the possible medicinal usage of jhunjhunia, 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.

Jhunjhunia [झुनझुनिया] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Crotalaria spectabilis Roth from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Crotalaria sericea, Crotalaria leschenenaulti.

Jhunjhunia [झुनझुनिया] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Crotalaria juncea L. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Crotalaria sericea, Crotalaria benghalensis, Crotalaria viminea.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Jhunjhuniā in the Hindi language is another name for Śaṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant identified with either Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) or Crotalaria verrucosa Linn. (“blue rattlepod”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.66-67 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Other than the Hindi word Jhunjhuniā, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eight are in Sanskrit.

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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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