Jvarahara, Jvara-hara: 4 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.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Laṅghana (लङ्घन) or Jvaraharatantra refers to “fever subsiding (method)”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 1) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning jvarahara-tantra) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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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).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jvarahara (ज्वरहर):—[=jvara-hara] [from jvara > jvar] mfn. febrifuge, [Caraka vi, 3.]

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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 (even English!). 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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