Mahanimba, aka: Maha-nimba, Mahānimba; 3 Definition(s)

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Mahānimba (महानिम्ब) is a Sanskrit word referring to Melia azedarach, a species of deciduous tree from the Meliaceae (mahogany) family of flowering plants. English names include “white cedar”, “chinaberry tree” or “Indian lilac”. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

This plant (Mahānimba) is also possibly identified with Mūrvā, a medicinal used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is mentioned being part of the Nimbayugma group of medicinal drugs.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Mahānimba (महानिम्ब, “great nimba”).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug combination.—It is also called as ‘Parvatanimba’ because it grows commonly in hilly area. It is bitter and astringent. The seeds are used in liver disorders, piles, kuṣṭha and prameha.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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mahānimba (महानिंब).—m (S) A tree, Melia sempervirens.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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