Sarivadi, Sariva-adi, Sārivādi: 2 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sārivādi (सारिवादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as alleviating thirst, cures haemoptysis, removes burning sensation (dahā) of the body. It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Sārivā (or Anantamūla, Hemidesmus indicus) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Sārivā, Madhuka, Candana, Kāṣmāriphala and Uṣira. The collection of herbs named Sarivādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The drugs known as

  1. Sārivā,
  2. Madhuka,
  3. Chandana,
  4. Kuchandana,
  5. Padmaka,
  6. Kāshmari phala,
  7. Madhuka-pushpa
  8. and Ushira,

combinedly form the group known as the Sārivādi Gana.

The group under discussion allays thirst and proves curative in a case of hæmoptysis. Its therapeutic virtue consists in curbing an attack of bilious (Pittaja) fever and in specifically alleviating the burning sensation (Dāha) of the body.

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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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