Rudrakshi, Rudrākṣi: 3 definitions
Rudrakshi 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Rudrakshi [रुद्राक्षी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Guazuma ulmifolia from the Sterculiaceae (Cacao) family having the following synonyms: Theobroma guazuma, Guazuma tomentosa. For the possible medicinal usage of rudrakshi, 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.
Rudrakshi [रुद्राक्षी] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.
Rudrakshi [ರುದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
Rudrakshi in India is the name of a plant defined with Elaeocarpus tuberculatus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Monocera tuberculata (Roxb.) Wight & Arn..
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Cat. Ind. Pl. (1833)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Prodr. Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ Orient. (1834)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Rudrakshi, for example health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, side effects, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) [noun] the tree Elaeocarpus sphaericus ( = E. Ganitrus) of Elaeocarpaceae family.
2) [noun] its berry, used as beads in the rosary.
3) [noun] another tree Elaeocarpus tuberculatus of the same family.
4) [noun] the tree Guazuma tomentosa ( = Buboma tomentosa) of Sterculiaceae family; Indian elm.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Rudrakshi mara, Rudrakshisara.
Ends with: Adavirudrakshi, Bilirudrakshi, Kadurudrakshi, Nelarudrakshi, Nelrudrakshi.
Full-text: Rudrakshe, Rudaka, Rudraksha, Rudrakshi mara, Shivalamchana.
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