Shaliparni, Śāliparṇī, Shali-parni: 2 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Śāliparṇī can be transliterated into English as Saliparni or Shaliparni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

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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 Gujurati 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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