Mahashravani, Mahāśrāvaṇī, Maha-shravani: 5 definitions


Mahashravani 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 Mahāśrāvaṇī can be transliterated into English as Mahasravani or Mahashravani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Mahāśrāvaṇī (महाश्रावणी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.19-21 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Also Śrāvaṇī and Mahāśrāvaṇī are the produce of high altitudes of Himalayas and should be searched there; Only Vāghbaṭa uses Alambuṣā, not Caraka and Suśruta. Alambuṣā may be Muṇḍī and Bhūkadamba may be Bṛhatmuṇḍī. Kulāhala may be equated with Kukraundhā (Kukaraundhā). In spite of all the above confusions, at least Bāpālāl, P.V.S. V.N.D., Chopra etc. are unanimous to identify Muṇḍī or Gorakhamuṇḍī as Sphaeranthus indicus Linn.

Mahāśrāvaṇī is mentioned as having sixteen synonyms: Mahāmuṇḍī, Locanī, Kadambapuṣpī, Vikacā, Kroḍacūḍā, Palaṅkaṣā, Nadīkadamba, Muṇḍākhyā, Mahāmuṇḍanikā, Chinnā, Granthinikā, Mātā, Sthavirā, Lobhanī, Bhūkadamba and Alambuṣā.

Properties and characteristics: “Mahāśrāvaṇī is hot (uṣṇa), bitter (tikta) and slightly sweet (gaulyā). It controls the vitiated vāta and improves voice. It is useful in obstinate urinary disorders and is stomachic (rocanī). It is also considered as rejuvenating”.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Mahasravani in India is the name of a plant defined with Sphaeranthus africanus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sphaeranthus cochinchinensis Lour. (among others).

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

· Glimpses in Plant Research (1988)
· Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or ‘figures, with brief descriptive characters and remarks of new or rare plants’ (1955)
· Species Plantarum
· Journal of the Society of Tropical Agriculture (1937)
· Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. (1919)
· Taxon (1975)

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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

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

Mahāśrāvaṇī (महाश्रावणी):—[=mahā-śrāvaṇī] [from mahā > mah] f. a species of plant, (perhaps) Sphaeranthus Indicus, [Suśruta]

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Mahashravani 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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