Sarpatanu, Sarpa-tanu: 2 definitions


Sarpatanu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sarpatanu (सर्पतनु) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.26-27 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Sarpatanu is mentioned as having five synonyms: Kṣavikā, Pītataṇḍulā, Putrapradā, Bahuphalā and Godhanī.

Properties and characteristics: “Kṣavikā (Bṛhatī) is also bitter, pungent and hot like the previous one. It brings perfection in controlling the Dhārā with the addition of particular substance (See R.D. commentary on Dhārā of Śveta-Bṛhatī)”.

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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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