Nilanirgundi, Nīlanirguṇḍī, Nila-nirgundi: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Nīlanirguṇḍī (नीलनिर्गुण्डी) is the blue variety for Sinduvāra: a medicinal plant identified with Vitex negundo Linn. (or ‘chaste tree’) from the Lamiaceae or “mint” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.153-154 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Sinduvāra is commonly known in Hindi as Sambhālū; in Bengali as Niśindā; in Marathi as Nirgundi; in Gujarati as Nagada or Nagora; in Kanada as Vilenekkī; in Tamil as Vellaī-naucī; and in Telugu as Tellavavitī. Note: roots and flowers of Sinduvāra are used.

Nīlanirguṇḍī is mentioned as having nine synonyms: Sugandhā, Śītasahā, Nirguṇḍī, Nīlasindukā, Sindūka, Capikā, Bhūtakeśī, Indraṇī and Nīlikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Nīlanirguṇḍī is pungent, bitter, hot and dry. It cures cough and is indicated in the disease due to vitiated kapha and vāta-rogas, oedema, leucorrhoea, pain, flatulence and severe pain”.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Nilanirgundi in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Nilanirgundi in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Vitex negundo L. from the Verbenaceae (Verbena) family. For the possible medicinal usage of nilanirgundi, 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.

Nilanirgundi in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Justicia gendarussa Burm. fil. from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family having the following synonyms: Gendarussa vulgaris, Adhatoda subserrata, Justicia salicina.

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

1) Nila-nirgundi in India is the name of a plant defined with Justicia gendarussa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Justicia gendarussa L.f. (among others).

2) Nila-nirgundi is also identified with Vitex negundo It has the synonym Vitex incisa Lam. (etc.).

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

· Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Plant Sciences (1988)
· Taxon (1982)
· Symb. Sin. (1936)
· The Verbenaceae of the Malayan Archipelago (1919)
· Notulae Systematicae. (1947)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1847)

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

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nilanirgundi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nīlanirguṇḍī (नीलनिर्गुण्डी):—[=nīla-nirguṇḍī] [from nīla > nīl] f. a species of blue Nirguṇḍī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Nilanirgundi in German

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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 (even English!). 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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