Nyagrodhadi, Nyagrodha-adi, Nyagrodhādi: 2 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Nyagrodhādi (न्यग्रोधादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as proving beneficial in cases of ulcers, disorders of uterus and vagina, favours the adhesion of fractured bones, cures haemoptysis. It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Nyagrodha (Ficus benghalensis) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Nyagrodha, Udumbara, Aśvattha, Plakṣa, Madhula, Kapitāna, Āmra, Jambu, Kadamba, Vadarī, Tinduka and Bhallātaka. The collection of herbs named Nyagrodhādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The drugs known as

  1. Nyāgrodha,
  2. Audumvara,
  3. Ashvattha,
  4. Plaksha,
  5. Madhuka,
  6. Kapitana,
  7. Kakubha,
  8. Āmrā,
  9. Koshāmra,
  10. Chorakapatra,
  11. the two sorts of Jamvu,
  12. Piyāla,
  13. Madhuka (Maula),
  14. Rohini,
  15. Vanjula,
  16. Kadamva,
  17. Vadari,
  18. Tinduki,
  19. Sallaki,
  20. Rodhra,
  21. Sāvara-Rodhra,
  22. Bhallātaka,
  23. Palāsha,
  24. and Nandi-Vriksha,

combinedly form the group known as the Nyāgodhrādi Gana.

This group proves beneficial in cases of ulcer, cures all disorders of the uterus and vagina, favours the adhesion of fractured bones and all sorts of secretions of the body in addition to its astringent properties (Sangrāhi) and proves curative in a case of hæmoptysis. It is an anti-fat and assuages the burning sensation of the body.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Nyagrodhādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Lepakhaṇḍa (verse 4.139) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Lepakhaṇḍa [mentioning nyagrodhādi] contains recipes according to circumstances as advised by tradition. They treat the patient suffering from conditions such as fever, piles, emaciation, anorexia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, etc.

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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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