Jivaniya, aka: Jīvanīya, Jīvanīyā; 3 Definition(s)


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Jīvanīya (जीवनीय) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “prolonging life”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the word jīva, translating to “life”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Jīvaka (Celtis orientalis), Mudgaparṇī (Phasceolus radiatus), Māṣaparṇa (Teramnus debilis) and Jīvantī (Dendrobium sp.). The collection of herbs named Jīvanīya is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Jīvanīyā (जीवनीया) is another name for Jīvantī, a medicinal plant identified with Leptadenia reticulata (cork swallow-wort) from the Apocynaceae, or “dogbane family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.37-39 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Jīvanīyā and Jīvantī, there are a total of eighteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Jīvanīya (जीवनीय).—a. [jīv-bā° karaṇe anīyar]

1) To be lived.

2) Supporting life.

-yam 1 Water.

2) Fresh milk.

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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