Nilapushpi, Nīlapuṣpī, Nila-pushpi: 2 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Nīlapuṣpī can be transliterated into English as Nilapuspi or Nilapushpi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Nīlapuṣpī (नीलपुष्पी) or Nīlapuṣpī-Aparājitā is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant similar to Aśvakṣurā which is identified with Clitoria ternatea (Asian pigeonwings, butterfly pea or bluebellvine) from the Fabaceae or “legume family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.90-91 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Nīlapuṣpī is mentioned as having six synonyms: Mahānīlā, Nīlāgirikarṇikā, Gavādanī, Vyaktagandhā and Nīlasyandā.

Properties and characteristics: “this variety of Nīlaparajitā is of cold potency (vīrya) and bitter in rasa. It is useful in dysentery with blood, fever, burning syndrome, vomiting, insanity, intoxication, vertigo, distress (arati), asthma and severe cough”.

2) Nīlapuṣpī (नीलपुष्पी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Nīlī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Nīlapuṣpī and Nīlī, there are a total of thirty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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

1) Nīlapuṣpī (नीलपुष्पी):—[=nīla-puṣpī] [from nīla-puṣpa > nīla > nīl] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Convolvulus Argenteus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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