Mashaparni, Māṣaparṇī, Masha-parni: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Māṣaparṇī can be transliterated into English as Masaparni or Mashaparni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Teramnus labialis from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.30-33 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Māṣaparṇī is commonly known in Hindi as Vanauḍada; in Marathi as Ran-uḍīda; in Gujurati as Jaṅgalī; in Telugu as Rano-Ḍīḍū; in Tamil as Kaṭṭu-alaḍun; and in Kannada as Kāḍḍayu.

Māṣaparṇī is mentioned as having twenty-one synonyms: Kāmbojī, Kṛṣṇavṛntā, Mahāsahā, Ārdramāṣā, Māṃsamāṣā, Maṅgalyā, Hayapucchikā, Haṃsamāṣā, Aśvapucchā, Pāṇḍurā, Māṣapatrikā, Kalyāṇī, Vajramūlī, Śāliparṇī, Visāriṇī, Ātmodbhavā, Bahuphalā, Svayambhū, Sulabhā and Ghanā.

Properties and characteristics: “Māṣaparṇī is cooling (śita) bitter (tikta) in taste, aphrodisiac (vṛṣya), relieves burning sensations (dāha) and fever, increases semen, gives strength and improves general body built i.e. nourishing (puṣṭikara)”.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी) refers to the medicinal plant known as Teramnus labialis, Pl., and is used in the Ayurvedic formulation known as Cyavanaprāśa: an Ayurvedic health product that helps in boosting immunity.—Cyavanaprāśa has been found to be effective as an immunity booster, vitalizer and a preventer of day to day infections and allergies such as common cold and cough etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation comprising ingredients such as Māṣaparṇī. [...] Cyavanaprāśa can be consumed in all seasons as it contains weather friendly ingredients which nullify unpleasant effects due to extreme environmental and climatic conditions.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Vigna radiata (Linn.) Wilczek var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning māṣaparṇī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी).—Glycine Debilis (Mar. rānauḍīda).

Māṣaparṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māṣa and parṇī (पर्णी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी) or Māṣavarṇī.—f. (-rṇī) A kind of leguminous shrub, (Glycine debilis.) “māṣāṇī” E. māṣa the kidney-bean, parṇa a leaf, aff. ṅīṣ, resembling it in the leaf; also māṣaparṇā .

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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. 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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