Saptala, Saptalā: 11 definitions


Saptala 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)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Saptalā (सप्तला) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Euphorbia pilosa Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning saptalā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Saptalā (सप्तला) is another name for Sātalā, an unidentified medicinal plant (seven possible species identifed), according to verse 4.194-195 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Saptalā and Sātalā, there are a total of thirteen 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Saptala in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Euphorbia royleana Boiss. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family. For the possible medicinal usage of saptala, 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.

Saptala in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Euphorbia dracunculoides Lam. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Euphorbia lanceolata, Tithymalus dracunculoides.

Saptala [ସପ୍ତଳା] in the Odia language is the name of a plant identified with Origanum vulgare L. from the Lamiaceae (Mint) family having the following synonyms: Origanum creticum, Origanum officinale, Origanum orientale.

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

1) Saptala in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia concinna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Guilandina microphylla DC. (among others).

2) Saptala is also identified with Acacia sinuata It has the synonym Senegalia rugata (Lam.) Britton & Rose (etc.).

3) Saptala is also identified with Euphorbia royleana It has the synonym Euphorbia pentagona Royle, nom. illeg. (etc.).

4) Saptala is also identified with Jasminum sambac It has the synonym Nyctanthes undulata L. (etc.).

5) Saptala is also identified with Mimosa abstergens.

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

· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Journal of Fujian Agricultural College (1992)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Biodiversidad del estado de Tabasco (2005)
· London Journal of Botany (1842)
· Resultati Scientifici della missione Stefanini-Paoli nella Somalia Italiana (1916)

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saptalā (सप्तला).—A kind of jasmine (double jasmine).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saptalā (सप्तला).—f.

(-lā) 1. Double jasmine, (J. zambac fl. multiplicatis.) 2. A plant, commonly Charmakasa. 3. Trumpet flower, (Bignonia suave-olens.) 4. A shrub, (Abrus precatorius.) E. sapta seven, (leaves, &c.) to get or have, aff. ka .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saptalā (सप्तला).—f. The name of several plants, e. g. the trumpet-flower, Bignonia suaveolens.

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

1) Saptala (सप्तल):—[from saptan] m. Name of a man [gana] naḍādi

2) Saptalā (सप्तला):—[from saptala > saptan] f. Name of several plants (Arabian jasmine; a soap-tree; Mimosa Concinna; Abrus Precatorius; Bignonia Suaveolens), [Suśruta; Pañcarātra; Harṣacarita]

3) [v.s. ...] = nava-mālikā, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] = carma-kaśā, [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saptalā (सप्तला):—(lā) 1. f. Name of several plants, as double jasmine.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saptala (सप्तल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sattala, Sattalā, Sattalī, Sattallī.

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Saptala 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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