Nela-nelli, Nelanelli: 3 definitions


Nela-nelli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nela-nelli in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Nelanelli [ನೆಲನೆಲ್ಲಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Phyllanthus fraternus G.L.Webster from the Phyllanthaceae (Amla) family having the following synonyms: Phyllanthus fraternus subsp. togoensis. For the possible medicinal usage of nelanelli, 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.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Nela-nelli in the Kannada language is another name for Bhūmyāmalakī, a medicinal plant identified with Phyllanthus urinaria Linn. (synonym Phyllanthus niruri Hook f.) or “chamber bitter” from the Phyllanthaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.91-93 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Other than the Kannada word Bhoiua-anmali, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which nineteen are in Sanskrit.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nela-nelli in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nelanelli (ನೆಲನೆಲ್ಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the small tree Phyllanthus maderaspatensis of Euphorbiaceae family.

2) [noun] its berry.

3) [noun] another tree of the same family Phyllanthus niruri.

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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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