Kshiravidari, Kṣīravidārī: 7 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Kṣīravidārī can be transliterated into English as Ksiravidari or Kshiravidari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Kṣīravidārī (क्षीरविदारी) refers to the medicinal plant Ipomoea digitata L. Syn. Ipomoea paniculata R.Br. Burm. Syn. Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq., 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 Kṣīravidārī] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

The plant plant Ipomoea digitata L. Syn. Ipomoea paniculata R.Br. Burm. Syn. Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq. (Kṣīravidārī) is known as Sitā according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2.

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Jajjaṭa’s Nirantarapadavyākhyā and Other Commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā

Kṣīravidārī (क्षीरविदारी) possibly refers to a synonym of Payasyā: a medicinal plant mentioned in the 7th-century Nirantarapadavyākhyā by Jejjaṭa (or Jajjaṭa): one of the earliest extant and, therefore, one of the most important commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā.—Note: Ḍalhaṇa has identified Payasyā with Arkapuṣpī in general, but sometimes also with Kṣīravidārī and Kṣīrakākolī, while others have at some places called it Kṣīriṇī.—(Cf. Glossary of Vegetable Drugs in Bṛhattrayī 238, Singh and Chunekar, 1999).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshiravidari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣīravidārī (क्षीरविदारी).—f. (-rī) The white or black Bhuincaonra, (Convolvulus paniculatus:) see bhūmikuṣmāṇḍaka. E. kṣīra water, and vidārī the same plant.

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

Kṣīravidārī (क्षीरविदारी):—[=kṣīra-vidārī] [from kṣīra] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kṣīravidārī (क्षीरविदारी):—[kṣīra-vidārī] (rī) 3. f. Idem.

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Kshiravidari in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshiravidari in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṣīravidāri (ಕ್ಷೀರವಿದಾರಿ):—[noun] the plant Ipomoea paniculata ( = Batatas paniculata) of Convolvulaceae family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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