Salasaradi, Sālasārādi, Salasara-adi: 2 definitions



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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sālasārādi (सालसारादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as having the effect of destroying the germ of Kuṣṭha. The same group also proves beneficial in case of Pāṇḍuroga (Chlorosis or Jaundice). It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Sālasāra (Shorea robusta) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Sālasāra, Ajākarṇa, Khadira, Kālaskandha, Bhārja, Meṣaśṛṅgī, Tiniṣa and Candana. The collection of herbs named Sālasārādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The group of medicinal drugs, known as the Sālasārādi, consists of

  1. Sālasāra,
  2. Ajakarna,
  3. Khadira,
  4. Kadara,
  5. Kālaskandha,
  6. Kramuka,
  7. Bhurjja,
  8. Meshashringi,
  9. Tinisha,
  10. Chandana,
  11. Kuchandana,
  12. Shinshapā,
  13. Shirisha,
  14. Asana,
  15. Dhava,
  16. Arjuna,
  17. Tāla,
  18. Shāka,
  19. Naktamāla,
  20. Putikā Ashvakarna,
  21. Aguru
  22. and Kāliyaka.

The group of the drugs, known as the Sālasārādi Gana, destroys the germ of Kushtha, absorbs the deranged fat and Kapham and proves beneficial in morbid discharges from the urethra (Meha), chlorosis or jaundice (Pāndu).

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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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