Priyala, Priyāla: 14 definitions


Priyala 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Priyala [प्रियाल] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Buchanania cochinchinensis (Lour.) M.R.Almeida from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family having the following synonyms: Buchanania lanzan, Buchanania latifolia, Chironjia sapida. For the possible medicinal usage of priyala, 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.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Priyāla (प्रियाल) refers to a type of fruit mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., priyāla fruit]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., salila (water)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Priyāla (प्रियाल) refers to the medicinal plant Buchanania lanzan Spreng. Syn. Buchanania latifolia Farn., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Priyāla] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Priyala in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia intsia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa caesia L. (among others).

2) Priyala is also identified with Buchanania lanzan It has the synonym Buchanania latifolia Roxb..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1978)
· Journal of Environmental Biology (2001)
· J. Sci. Food Agric. (1977)
· Journal of Tree Sciences (1984)
· Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society (1963)
· Species Plantarum.

If you are looking for specific details regarding Priyala, for example diet and recipes, side effects, health benefits, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Priyāla (प्रियाल).—The tree called Piyāl; see पियाल (piyāla); Bhāg. 8.2.11.

-lā A vine.

Derivable forms: priyālaḥ (प्रियालः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Priyāla (प्रियाल).—m.

(-laḥ) A tree, commonly Piyasal, (Buchanania latifolia, Rox- Bukgh'S catalogue, but the name is applied to different trees.) E. pri to satisty, aff. kālan and the radical vowel changed to ri; also with kan added priyālaka m.

(-kaḥ) and with the vowel protract ed. prīyāla m.

(-laḥ) also-as derived from pīya a Sautra root, pīyāla. or piyāla &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Priyāla (प्रियाल).— (akin to priya), m. A tree, commonly Piyal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Priyāla (प्रियाल).—[masculine] [Name] of a tree.

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

1) Priyāla (प्रियाल):—[from prī] m. the tree Buchanania Latifolia (commonly called Piyāl), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

2) Priyālā (प्रियाला):—[from priyāla > prī] f. a vine, a bunch of grapes (= drākṣā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Priyāla (प्रियाल):—[priyā+la] (laḥ) 1. m. Pipal tree.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Priyāla (प्रियाल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Piāla, Piyāla.

[Sanskrit to German]

Priyala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Priyāla (ಪ್ರಿಯಾಲ):—[noun] the tree Buchanania lanzan ( = B. latifolia) of Anacardiaceae family.

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Priyāḷa (ಪ್ರಿಯಾಳ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರಿಯಾಲ [priyala].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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