Shalakalyani, aka: Śālakalyāṇī, Shala-kalyani; 1 Definition(s)

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Shalakalyani 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 Śālakalyāṇī can be transliterated into English as Salakalyani or Shalakalyani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Shalakalyani in Ayurveda glossaries]

Śālakalyāṇī (शालकल्याणी) is a Sanskrit word referring to various plant species from the Alternanthera (joyweeds) genus, in the Amaranthaceae family. Certain plant parts of Śālakalyāṇī are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. 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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