Shaliparni, Śāliparṇī, Shali-parni: 5 definitions


Shaliparni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Śāliparṇī can be transliterated into English as Saliparni or Shaliparni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

2) Śāliparṇī (शालिपर्णी) is another name for Māṣaparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Teramnus labialis from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.30-33 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Śāliparṇī and Māṣaparṇī, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Śāliparṇī (शालिपर्णी) is also identified with Desmodium gangeticum (sal leaved desmodium), from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.17-20 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Śāliparṇī is known in Hindi as Śālparṇī or Sarivan; in Bangali as Sālapani; in Tamil as Pullādī; in Telugu as Gitānaram; in Marathi as Salvana; and in Gujarati as Salvana.

Śāliparṇī is mentioned as having twenty-nine synonyms: Sudalā, Supatrikā, Sthirā, Saumyā, Kumudā, Guhā, Dhruvā, Vidārigandhā, Aṃśumati (or Aṃśumatī), Supurnikā, Dīrghamūlā, Dīrghapatrikā, Vātaghnī, Pīvanī (or Pīvīnī), Tanvī, Sudhā, Sarvānukāriṇī, Śophaghnī, Subhagā, Devī, Niścalā, Vrīhiparṇikā, Sumūlā, Surūpā, Supatra, Śubhapatrikā and Śālidalā.

Properties and characteristics: “Śāliparṇī is of bitter rasa, heavy, with hot potency and alleviates vāta-doṣa. It cures malarial fevers, obstinate urinary urinary disorders including diabetes mellitus, piles, oedema and pyrexia”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Saliparni [सालीपरनी] in the Nepali language is the name of a plant identified with Pleurolobus gangeticus (L.) J.St.-Hil. ex H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Desmodium gangeticum, Hedysarum gangeticum. For the possible medicinal usage of saliparni, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Shaliparni in India is the name of a plant defined with Desmodium gangeticum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Meibomia gangetica Kuntze (among others).

2) Shaliparni is also identified with Teramnus labialis It has the synonym Glycine parviflora Lam. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. (1920)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1805)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Commentariorum de Plantis Africae Australioris (1836)
· Kew Bulletin (1970)
· Flora de Filipinas ed. 2 (1845)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shaliparni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śāliparṇī (शालिपर्णी):—[=śāli-parṇī] [from śāli] f. Glycine Debilis, [Caraka]

2) [v.s. ...] = māṣa-parṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Shaliparni in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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