Shakunahrita, aka: Śakunāhṛta, Shakuna-hrita; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śakunāhṛta can be transliterated into English as Sakunahrta or Shakunahrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śakunāhṛta (शकुनाहृत) is a Sanskrit word for a species of rice (śāli) which is said to have a superior quality, according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The literal translation of the word “taken by birds”, it is composed of śakuna (“bird”’) and hṛta (“taken by”). The plant Śakunāhṛta is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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