Naktamala, Naktamāla, Nakta-mala, Naktamālā: 10 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
The sanskrit name for the tree 'Millettia pinnata'.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Naktamāla (नक्तमाल) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “Indian beech”, a species of tree from the Fabaceae (pea) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Millettia pinnata (synonyms: Pongamia pinnata and Pongamia glabra) and is commonly known in English as “Pongam oiltree” among others. The word Naktamāla is composed of the words Nakta (‘night, dark’) and Māla (‘garland’).Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Naktamālā (नक्तमाला) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Pongamia pinnata Pierre” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 naktamālā] 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).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Naktamāla (नक्तमाल).—Name of a tree; स नर्मदारोधसि सीकरार्द्रैर्मरुद्भिरानर्तितनक्तमाले (sa narmadārodhasi sīkarārdrairmarudbhirānartitanaktamāle) R.5.42.
Derivable forms: naktamālaḥ (नक्तमालः).
Naktamāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakta and māla (माल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) A tree, (Galedupa arborea, Rox.) E. naktam by night, al to ornament, āṅ prefix and ac affix; blossoming at night. karañja vṛkṣe . naktam ā alati ala-ac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naktamāla (नक्तमाल).—m. A tree, Pongamia glabra Vent., [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 79, 37.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naktamāla (नक्तमाल):—m. Pongamia Glabra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naktamāla (नक्तमाल):—[nakta-māla] (laḥ) 1. m. A tree (Galidupa arborea).
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