Sarpadamani, Sarpadamanī, Sarpa-damani: 3 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sarpadamanī (सर्पदमनी) is another name for Vandhyākarkoṭakī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordica dioica (spiny gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.61-63 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Sarpadamanī and Vandhyākarkoṭakī, there are a total of nineteen 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpadamanī (सर्पदमनी).—Name of a plant (Mar. vāṃjha karṭolī).

Sarpadamanī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarpa and damanī (दमनी).

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

Sarpadamanī (सर्पदमनी):—[=sarpa-damanī] [from sarpa] f. a kind of plant (= vandhyā-karkoṭakī), [ib.]

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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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