Nimbapatra, Nimba-patra: 3 definitions
Nimbapatra 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci
Nimbapatra (निम्बपत्र) refers to the leaves of Azadirachta indica, and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Nimbapatra). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa
Nimbapatra (निम्बपत्र) refers to “Neem leaves” and is used in the protection rites of Horses (Aśvarakṣaṇa), according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—For the Rakṣa (protection) Revanta-pūjā, (worship of God Revanta) homa (sacrificial offerings) and dvija-bhojana (feeding of Brahmins) should be performed in favor of the horse. And a compound made up of following drugs should be tied round the neck of the horse [e.g., nimbapatra (Neem leaves)] [...].
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
Nimbapatra (निम्बपत्र) refers to “newly grown leaves of Nimba trees”, according to the Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta 2.3.44ff—Accordingly:—“[...] amongst the various vegetables were newly grown leaves of nimba trees [viz., nimbapatra] fried with eggplant. The fruit known as paṭola was fried with phulabaḍi, a kind of dhal preparation first mashed and then dried in the sun. There was also a preparation known as kuṣmāṇḍa-mānacāki. [...] Thus Lord Kṛṣṇa was offered all the food, and the Lord took it very pleasantly”
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Bhesajjakkhandhaka (Chapter on Medicine) (by Hin-tak Sik)
Medicines (c): Leaves (Paṇṇa/Patra) < [Chapter 4 - Medicinal Substances in the Chapter on Medicine]
Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study) (by Chandrima Das)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)