Raktadala, Raktadalā, Rakta-dala: 5 definitions

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Raktadala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Raktadala in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Maharanga emodi (Wall.) DC. from the Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Onosma emodi, Maharanga wallichiana, Onosma vestita. For the possible medicinal usage of raktadala, 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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Raktadalā (रक्तदला) is another name for Civillī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with either Portulaca sativa Linn., or Portulaca oleracea (“common purslane”) from the Portulacaceae or “purslane” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.76 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Raktadalā and Civillī, there are a total of five Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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 next»] — Raktadala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Raktadalā (रक्तदला):—[=rakta-dalā] [from rakta > raj] f. a species of small shrub, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] = nalikā, [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 (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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