Mashaparni, Māṣaparṇī, Masha-parni: 11 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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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

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 Gujarati 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)”.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

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 and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Mashaparni [माषपर्णी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Teramnus mollis Benth. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Teramnus labialis var. mollis, Glycine mollis. For the possible medicinal usage of mashaparni, 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.

Mashaparni [माषपर्णी] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Masaparni [मासपर्णी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Vigna radiata var. sublobata from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Phaseolus sublobatus, Phaseolus trinervis, Vigna sublobata.

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

1) Mashaparni in India is the name of a plant defined with Aristida setacea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Chaetaria setacea (Retz.) P. Beauv. (among others).

2) Mashaparni is also identified with Cajanus goensis It has the synonym Dunbaria barbata Benth. (etc.).

3) Mashaparni is also identified with Teramnus labialis It has the synonym Kennedya arabica Hochst. ex Benth. (etc.).

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

· Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae (1847)
· Revista do Museu Paulista. (1918)
· Hooker’s Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany (1851)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1782)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1825)
· Nomenclator Botanicus. Editio secunda (1840)

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

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mashaparni in Sanskrit glossary
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 .

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

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी):—[=māṣa-parṇī] [from māṣa] f. Glycine Debilis, [Varāha-mihira; Suśruta]

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

Māṣaparṇī (माषपर्णी):—[māṣa-parṇī] (rṇī) 3. f. A leguminous shrub (Glycine debilis).

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Mashaparni in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Māṣaparṇi (ಮಾಷಪರ್ಣಿ):—

1) [noun] the bean plant Phaseolus adenanthus of Papilionaceae family.

2) [noun] its pulse.

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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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