Shakuladani, Śakulādanī, Shakula-adani: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śakulādanī can be transliterated into English as Sakuladani or Shakuladani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी) is a Sanskrit word referring to Picrorhiza kurroa, from the Plantaginaceae family. Certain plant parts of Paṭola are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. It is a small perennial herb with an woody elongate creeping root stock and grows in the Himalayas at 2700-4500 meters altitude. It hasspathulate and serrate leaves with white or bluish flowers in dense terminal spicate racemes. The fruits are ovoid capsules.

According to the Bhāvaprakāśa it has the following synonyms: Kaṭvī, Kaṭukā, Tiktā, Kṛṣṇabhedā, Kaṭambharā, Aśokā, Matsyaśakalā, Cakrāṅgī, Śakulādanī, Matsyapittā, Kāṇḍaruhā, Rihiṇī and Kaṭurohiṇī. The Bhāvaprakāśa is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी) is another name for Mahārāṣṭrī, a medicinal plant identified with Lippia nodiflora Mich., synonym of Phyla nodiflora (“frog fruit”) from the Verbenaceae or verbena family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.106-108 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Śakulādanī and Mahārāṣṭrī, there are a total of thirteen 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

Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी).—

1) a kind of medicinal plant (called Kaṭki).

2) an earthworm.

Śakulādanī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śakula and adanī (अदनी). See also (synonyms): śakulyadanī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी).—f. (-nī) 1. A medicinal plant, commonly Katuki, (Wrightea antidysenterica.) 2. A creeping plant, (Jussieua repens.) 3. A drug, commonly Kayap'hal. 4. An earth-worm. E. śakula a fish, ad to eat, aff. lyuṭ .

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