Kiratatiktadigana, Kirātatiktādigaṇa, Kiratatikta-adi-gana: 1 definition


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

Kirātatiktādigaṇa (किराततिक्तादिगण):—The Sanskrit name for a group of plants mentioned as having medicinal properties used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara). It is thus described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) chapter of the Sanskrit Ayurvedic work called Mādhavacikitsā.

The following plants are mentioned as belonging to this group (gaṇa):

  1. Kirātatiktaka (Swertia chirata, or the “chiretta plant”),
  2. Mustā (Cyperus rotundus, or “nut grass”),
  3. Guḍūcī (Tinospora cordifolia, or “camelthorn”)
  4. and Nāgara or Śuṇṭhī (Zingiber officinale, or “dried ginger”).
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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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