Shramahara, Śramahara, Shrama-hara: 2 definitions


Shramahara 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 Śramahara can be transliterated into English as Sramahara or Shramahara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śramahara (श्रमहर) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “removing fatigue”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the words śrama, translating to “fatigue” or “exhaustion”, and hara, translating to “curing”, “removing” or “destroying”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Drākṣā, Kharjūra (Phoenix sylvestrix), Piyāla (Buchanania latifolia), Vadara, Phalgu (Ficus glomerata), Ikṣu, Yava and Ṣaṣṭika. The collection of herbs named Śramahara is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Śramahara (श्रमहर):—Substances releiving fatigue

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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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