Krishnasariva, Kṛṣṇasārivā, Krishna-sariva: 5 definitions


Krishnasariva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇasārivā can be transliterated into English as Krsnasariva or Krishnasariva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Kṛṣṇasārivā (कृष्णसारिवा) refers to the medicinal plant Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (as well as the Pharmacopoeia).—Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Kṛṣṇasārivā] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

The plant plant Ichnocarpus frutescens R.Br. (Kṛṣṇasārivā) is known as Sārivā according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Krishna-sariva [कृष्णसारिवा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W. T. Aiton from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Apocynum frutescens, Echites frutescens, Quirivelia frutescens. For the possible medicinal usage of krishna-sariva, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Krishnasariva [कृष्णसारिवा] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Krishnasariva [कृष्णसारिव] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Cryptolepis buchananii Schultes in Roemer & Schultes from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Cryptolepis dubia, Cryptolepis reticulata, Periploca dubia.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Krsnasariva in India is the name of a plant defined with Ichnocarpus frutescens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echites bantamensis Blume (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1857)
· Journal of Botany (1923)
· The Flora of Tripura State. (1981)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1927)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Obs. Pl. Nov. (1871)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Krsnasariva, for example extract dosage, side effects, diet and recipes, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnasariva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇasārivā (कृष्णसारिवा):—[=kṛṣṇa-sārivā] [from kṛṣṇa] f. a black variety of Sārivā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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