Jvarahara, Jvara-hara: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Jvarahara (ज्वरहर) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “febrifuge”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the words jvara, translating to “fever”, and hara, translating to “curing”, “removing” or “destroying”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Sarivā (Asclepias pseudosarsa), Pāṭhā (Stephania hernandifolia), Pīlu (Salvadora indica), Abhayā, Āmalaka and Vibhītaka. The collection of herbs named Jvarahara is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jvarahara (ज्वरहर).—a. febrifuge.

Jvarahara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jvara and hara (हर).

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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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