Putradatri, Putradātrī, Putra-datri: 2 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Putradātrī (पुत्रदात्री) is another name for Vandhyākarkoṭakī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordica dioica (spiny gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.61-63 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Putradātrī and Vandhyākarkoṭakī, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Putradātrī (पुत्रदात्री) is also mentioned as the Sanskrit for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.143-144. Notes: Putradātrī is different from Putradā, described by Narhari. Putradātrī is different from Putrañjīva (Putranjiva roxburghii) too though the actions appear mostly similar. Similarly, it can’t be Lakṣamaṇā either, as the latter has been described separatly by Narhari in chapter 4 along with Śatāhvādi-varga.

Putradātrī is mentioned as having eight synonyms: Vātāri, Bhrāmarī, Śvetapuṣpikā, Vṛttapatrā, Atigandhālu, Vaiśijātā and Suvallarī.

Properties and characteristics: “Putradātrī quells vitiated vāta and kapha. It is pungent in rasa and hot in potency. Its white flowers are fragrant, the plant is wholesome for consumption and removes sterility”.

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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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[«previous (P) next»] — Putradatri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Putradātrī (पुत्रदात्री):—[=putra-dātrī] [from putra] f. ‘child-giver’, Name of a creeping plant (growing in Mālava and supposed to promote fecundity), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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