Saptaparni, Saptaparṇī, Sapta-parni: 4 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Saptaparni [सप्तपर्णी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Echites scholaris. For the possible medicinal usage of saptaparni, 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.

Saptaparni [ಸಪ್ತಪರ್ಣಿ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Saptaparṇī (सप्तपर्णी) is another name for Lajjālu, a medicinal plant identified with Mimosa pudica Linn. or “sensitive plant” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.103-106 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Saptaparṇī and Lajjālu, there are a total of twenty-two 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saptaparṇī (सप्तपर्णी):—[=sapta-parṇī] [from sapta-parṇa > sapta > saptan] f. Mimosa Pudica, [Suśruta]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Saptaparni in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saptaparṇi (ಸಪ್ತಪರ್ಣಿ):—[noun] = ಸಪ್ತಚ್ಛದ - [saptacchada -] 1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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