Paalai: 2 definitions
Paalai means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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)
Paalai [பாலை] in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb.) R.Br. from the Apocynaceae (oleander) family. For the possible medicinal usage of paalai, 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.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Paalai in India is the name of a plant defined with Alstonia venenata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Blaberopus venenatus (R.Br.) A. DC. (among others).
2) Paalai is also identified with Ichnocarpus frutescens It has the synonym Echites ferrugineus Thunb. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1895)
· Obs. Pl. Nov. (1871)
· Pacific Sci. (1949)
· Philippine Journal of Science (1922)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Gen. Pl. (1876)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Paalai, for example health benefits, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, diet and recipes, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Paalai-keerai, Paalaich.
Ends with: Aadutheendaappaalai, Irumpaalai, Naipaalai, Vapaalai, Veppaalai.
Full-text: Paalai-keerai, Kalittokai, Natrinai.
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