Mudgaparni, Mudgaparṇī, Mudga-parni: 10 definitions



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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “mung-leaf”, a species of plant from the Fabaceae (bean) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Phaseolus trilobus. It is used extensively by tribal people of the Nandurbar district (Maharashtra) in the treatment of Jaundice and other liver disorders. Mudgaparṇī is composed of the words Mudga (“mung beans”) and Parṇī, which is derived from Parṇa, meaning “leaf”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Vigna radiata (mung bean or green gram) from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.34-36 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Mudgaparṇī is commonly known in Hindi as Vanamūṅga; in Marathi as Ran-muga; in Gujarati as Aḍavau-muga; in Telugu as Pilliperāra; in Tamil as Pasi-payāru; and in Kannada as Hesārū.

Mudgaparṇī is mentioned as having fifteen synonyms: Kṣudrasahā, Śimbī (Simbī), Mārjāragandhikā, Vanajā, Riṅgiṇī, Hrasvā, Sūrpaparṇī, Kuraṅgikā, Kāṃsikā, Kākamudgā, Vanamudgā and Vanyā.

Properties and characteristics: “Mudgaparṇī relieves cough, vātarakta (gout), tuberculosis and quells pitta, burning sensations and fevers. It is useful for eye affections and increases the production of semen. By nature it is cold (himā)”.

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

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी) refers to the medicinal plant known as Phaseolus trilobus, 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 Mudgaparṇī. [...] 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

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Vigna pilosa Baker” 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 mudgaparṇī] 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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[«previous next»] — Mudgaparni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी).—Phaseolus Trilobus (Mar. rānamūga).

Mudgaparṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mudga and parṇī (पर्णी).

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

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी).—f. (-rṇī) A sort of kidney-bean, (Phaseolus trilobus.) E. mudga P. mungo, parṇa a leaf, ṅīṣ aff. “mugānī .”

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

Mudgaparṇī (मुद्गपर्णी):—[=mudga-parṇī] [from mudga > mud] f. Phaseolus Trilobus, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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