Saptacchada, Saptan-cchada: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Saptachchhada.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Saptacchada (सप्तच्छद) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “Dita tree” coniferous tree, from the Apocynaceae family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Its official botanical name is Alstonia scholaris and is commonly known as the “Indian devil tree”, “Blackboard tree”, “Milkwood pine” and others. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and its bark is used for many Ayurvedic purposes such as treating skin disorders or malarial fever.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saptacchada (सप्तच्छद).—Name of a tree (Mar. sātavīṇa); गजाश्च सप्तच्छद- दानगन्धिनः (gajāśca saptacchada- dānagandhinaḥ) Karṇabhāra 1.11.

Derivable forms: saptacchadaḥ (सप्तच्छदः).

Saptacchada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and cchada (च्छद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Saptacchada (सप्तच्छद):—[=sapta-cchada] [from sapta > saptan] m. ‘7 leaved’, a kind of tree, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] Alstonia, Scholaris, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

3) Saptacchadā (सप्तच्छदा):—[=sapta-cchadā] [from sapta-cchada > sapta > saptan] f. idem, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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