Khadirasara, Khadirasāra, Khadira-sara: 5 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Khādirasāra (खादिरसार) or Kherasāra refers to the essence of Acacia catechu, and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Khādirasāra) 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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[«previous next»] — Khadirasara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khadirasāra (खदिरसार).—catechu.

Derivable forms: khadirasāraḥ (खदिरसारः).

Khadirasāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms khadira and sāra (सार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khādirasāra (खादिरसार).—m.

(-raḥ) Catechu, the resinous extact of the Mimosa catechu. E. khadira and sāra essence.

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

1) Khadirasāra (खदिरसार):—[=khadira-sāra] [from khadira > khad] m. idem, [ib.; Pāṇini 3-3, 17; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

2) Khādirasāra (खादिरसार):—[=khādira-sāra] [from khādira] m. Catechu (resinous extract of the Khadira tree), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khādirasāra (खादिरसार):—[khādira-sāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Catechu.

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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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