Punarnava, aka: Punarnavā, Punarṇava, Punar-nava; 4 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Punarnavā (माधवी) is a Sanskrit word referring to Boerhavia diffusa (spreading hogweed) from the Nyctaginaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The literal translation of the word Punarnavā is “becoming new or young again”. It is composed of Punar (punaḥ, “again”) and Navā (“new, fresh, young”). The plant is a perennial herb from a fusiform root. The leaves are often used as a green vegetable in many parts of India.
According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 4.117-119), Spreading hogweed (punarnavā) has the following synonyms: Raktapunarbhavā, Raktākhya, Raktakāṇḍā, Raktapattrikā, Raktapuṣpikā, Raktavarṣābhū, Varṣābhū, Varṣābhava, Varṣaketu, Prithvī, Vṛścika, Picchila, Kaṭhillaka, Krūra, Lohita, Maṇḍalapattrikā, Vaiśākhī, Viṣaghnī, Vikasvara, Prāvṛṣeṇya, Sāriṇī, Nava, Nāvya, Saṃmīlitadruma, Śoṇa, Śoṇapattra, Śothaghnī, Śothāri, Śothajit, Śophaghnī, Śophanāśanī and Saririn.
According to the Mādhavacikitsā (7th-century Āyurvedic work), this plant (Punarnavā) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) chapter.(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Languages of India and abroad
punarnavā (पुनर्नवा).—f S Hogweed, Boerhaavia alata diffusa.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
punarnavā (पुनर्नवा).—f A plant.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Punarṇava (पुनर्णव) or Punarnava (पुनर्नव).—'growing again and again', a finger-nail.
Derivable forms: punarṇavaḥ (पुनर्णवः), punarnavaḥ (पुनर्नवः).
Punarṇava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and ṇava (णव).
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Punarnavā (पुनर्नवा).—hog-weed, Boerhavia Procumbens (Mar. gheṭuḷī).
Punarnavā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and navā (नवा).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (14): Sarva-jvarari rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (155): Himangshu-shekkara rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (153): Purnanada rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 13 - Anupanas (accompaniments of iron) < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Part 2 - Purification of tin < [Chapter VI - Metals (6): Vanga (tin)]
Part 14 - Dietary presecriptions and prohibitions when taking iron < [Chapter IV - Metals (4): Lauha (iron)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXIII - Therapeutics of nasal diseases < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XXXI - Theraputics Of An Attack By Revati-Graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter XLI - Symptoms and Treatment of Phthisis (Shosha) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXVII - Various Recipes for the cure of sterility, virile impotency, etc. < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CCXVIII - Various Recipes of fumigation-compounds, etc. < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
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