Mishreya, Miśreyā: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Miśreyā can be transliterated into English as Misreya or Mishreya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Miśreyā (मिश्रेया) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Foeniculum vulgare (synonym Foeniculum capillaceum) or “fennel”, from the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) or “carrot family” of flowering plants, according to verse 4.14-19 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Also see Śatāhvā.

Miśreyā is mentioned as having fifteen  synonyms: Tālaparṇī, Tālapatrā, Miśi, Śāleyā, Śītaśivā, Śālīnā, Vanajā, Avākpuṣpī, Madhurikā, Chatrā, Saṃhitapuṣpikā, Supuṣpā, Surasā and Vanyā.

Properties and characteristics: “Miśreyā is sweet, unctuous and pungent. It soothes vitiated kapha and also alleviates the effects (disorders) of vitiated pitta and vāta doṣas. Its use, in splenomegaly and as anthelmintic, is widely accepted”.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Miśreyā (मिश्रेया).—Anise (Mar. baḍiśepa).

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

Miśreyā (मिश्रेया).—f.

(-yā) 1. A sort of fennel, (Anethum panmorium, Rox.) 2. Another kind, (Anethum sowa.) 3. Common anise, (Pimpinella anisum.) E. miśra mixture, iḍ to go or get, ac aff.

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

Miśreyā (मिश्रेया):—[from miśī] f. Anethum Panmori or dill, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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