Shatahvadi, Śatāhvādi, Shatahva-adi: 1 definition

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Shatahvadi 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 Śatāhvādi can be transliterated into English as Satahvadi or Shatahvadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Śatāhvādi (शताह्वादि) or Śatāhvādivarga or Pṛthukṣupavarga is the name of the fourth chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “this chapter contains small plant of pṛthu-kṣupa. It begins with Śatāhvā and ends with Jhiñjhirīṭā. Number of drugs = 80”. Also, “a physician (bhiṣaj) can improve upon his knowledge through these chapters [viz., Śatāhvādi] and thereafter he may draw his own conclusions”.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Śatāhvādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Lepakhaṇḍa (verse 4.207) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Lepakhaṇḍa [mentioning śatāhvādi] contains recipes according to circumstances as advised by tradition. They treat the patient suffering from conditions such as fever, piles, emaciation, anorexia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, etc.

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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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