Shakavarga, Śākavarga, Shaka-varga: 2 definitions
Shakavarga 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.
The Sanskrit term Śākavarga can be transliterated into English as Sakavarga or Shakavarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Śākavarga (शाकवर्ग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “pot-herbs/vegetables”, of which the leaves, stems and fruits are used. It was and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXVII. The name is derived from the words śāka (translating to ‘vegetable’, but alternatively refers to a potherb) and varga, translating to “group” or “family”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda.
The following plants are described as pertaining to this category:
- Vāsā / Vṛṣa,
- Chattra (various).
The collection of herbs named Śākavarga is one of the seven groups that were classified based on its dietic value.Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Śākavarga (शाकवर्ग) or Śāka is another name for Mūlakādi: the seventh chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Rāja-nighaṇṭu is a medical lexicon ascribed originally known as the Abhidhānacuṇāmaṇi. It mentions the names of 1483 medicinal drugs (auṣadhi) and substances (dravya) excluding synonyms, grouped into twenty-two chapters [viz., Śāka-varga].
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+159): Shaka, Kucela, Dhulikadamba, Phanji, Keluta, Dharakadamba, Nadimashaka, Kathillaka, Tilaparnika, Bhumikadamba, Ainduka, Kutinjara, Aluka, Kutumbaka, Manduki, Mulakadi, Vrikadhumaka, Dirghapatraka, Kushmandi, Kumbhandi.
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