Shigru, aka: Śigru; 5 Definition(s)


Shigru 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 Śigru can be transliterated into English as Sigru or Shigru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Śigru (शिग्रु) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “Drum-stick plant”, a species of plant from the Moringaceae family. It is also known as Śobhāñjana. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Moringa pterygosperma. Its leaves, flowers and root are edible and are used medicinally.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śigru (शिग्रु).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug combination.—Śigru is pungent, bitter, irritant and hot, pacifies kapha and vāta, promotes digestion, alleviates abdominal pain and oedema. The seeds are beneficial for eyes.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Śigru has bitter (tikta) and pungent (kaṭu) tastes and hot (uṣṇa) in quality, removes kapha, swelling (śopha) and vāta, eliminates insects, undigested substances (āma), poison and fat (medas), and prevails against abscess (vidradhi), disorder of spleen (plīhan) and visceral swelling (gulma).

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: A Case of Contact with Spider Venom
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śigru (शिग्रु).—A particular caste of people. In the Dāśarajña war they fought against Sudās and got themselves defeated. (Ṛgveda, 7-18-19).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śigru (शिग्रु).—[śi-ruk guk ca]

1) A pot-herb; also शिग्रुक (śigruka); Ms. 6.14.

2) A kind of tree (Mar. śevagā).

Derivable forms: śigruḥ (शिग्रुः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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