Rudrajata, Rudrajaṭā, Rudra-jata: 6 definitions


Rudrajata 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)

[«previous next»] — Rudrajata in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Rudrajaṭā (रुद्रजटा) is the Sanskrit name for a plant possibly identified with Aristolochia indica (Indian birthwort or duck flower) from the Aristolochiaceae or “birthwort family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.79-81 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Rudrajaṭā is mentioned as having sixteen synonyms: Raudrī, Jaṭā, Rudrā, Saumyā, Sugandhā, Suhatā, Ghanā, Īśvarī, Rudralatā, Supatrā, Sugandhapatrā, Surabhi, Śivā, Patravallī, Jaṭāvallī, Rudrāṇī, Netrapuṣkarā, Mahājaṭā and Jaṭārudrā.

Properties and characteristics: “this climber [Rudrajaṭā] is of kaṭu (pungent), rasa and used in asthma, cough, heart diseases. It relieves from the ill effects of bad souls”.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Rudrajata in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Rudrajata [रुद्रजटा] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Aristolochia indica L. from the Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort) family having the following synonyms: Aristolochia maysorensis, Aristolochia pandurata, Aristolochia lanceolata. For the possible medicinal usage of rudrajata, 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.

Rudrajata in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Celosia argentea L. from the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) family having the following synonyms: Celosia japonica, Celosia stricta, Celosia plumosa.

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

1) Rudrajata in India is the name of a plant defined with Aristolochia indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aristolochia lanceolata Wight.

2) Rudrajata is also identified with Celosia argentea It has the synonym Amaranthus purpureus Nieuwl. (etc.).

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

· Current Science (1978)
· Flora of Ecuador (1987)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Flora of West Pakistan (1974)
· Fitoterapia (2002)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Rudrajata, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, side effects, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, 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

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

Rudrajaṭā (रुद्रजटा):—[=rudra-jaṭā] [from rudra > rud] f. ‘R°’s hair’, a species of creeper, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rudrajata 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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