Nilanirgundi, Nīlanirguṇḍī, Nila-nirgundi: 4 definitions



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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nilanirgundi in Ayurveda glossary
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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[«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.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nīlanirguṇḍī (नीलनिर्गुण्डी):—(nīla + ni) f. eine blaublühende Nirguṇḍī [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nīlanirguṇḍī (नीलनिर्गुण्डी):—f. eine blau blühende Nirguṇḍī [Rājan 4,156.]

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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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