Shringavera, Śṛṅgavera, Shringa-vera, Shrimgavera: 15 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śṛṅgavera can be transliterated into English as Srngavera or Shringavera, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Shringavera in Ayurveda glossary

Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) is a Sanskrit word referring to Zingiber officinale (ginger), from the Zingiberaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. It is a perennial herb growing stems of about a meter in height. It features narrow green leaves and has yellow flowers.

In the Mādhavacikitsā (7th century Ayurvedic work), Śṛṅgavera is mentioned as a synonym for Śuṇṭhī, or “dried ginger”, which is regarded as an effective agent in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) chapter.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.24-28), fresh ginger (śṛṅgavera) has the following synonyms: Śṛṅgaveraka, Śārṅga, Ārdraka, Ārdra, Ārdrākhya, Ārdraśāka, Sacchāka, Suśāka, Suśākaka, Apākaśāka, Nāgara, Mahauṣadha, Viśvabheṣaja, Viśvā, Śleṣmaghnī, Kandara, Kandala, Granthila, Vara, Gulmamūla, Mūlaja, Mahīja, Anūpaja, Saikateṣṭa, Sarpachattra and Ṛtubhūhvaya. In the same work Śṛṅgavera is also mentioned as a synonym for Śuṇṭhī, referring to fresh ginger (the same Zingiber officinale).

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) (or Śuṇṭhī, Viśvabheṣaja, Viśva, Nāgara) (one of the tryuṣaṇa) refers to the medicinal plant Zingiber officinale Roxb., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Śṛṅgavera] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

The plant Zingiber officinale Roxb. (Śṛṅgavera) is also known as Ārdraka according to both the Ayurvedic Formulary and the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) refers to “ginger”, the extract (rasa) of which is mentioned in a list of remedies for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., ikṣurasa (sugarcane juice)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., śṛṅgavera-rasa (ginger extract)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) is another name for Śuṇṭhī, a medicinal plant identified with Zingiber officinale Rosc. or “ginger root” from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.24-26 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.—Note: Śuṇṭhi is dried and specially prepared form of Ārdraka by removing the outer scales of the rhizome. The major part of the oil of ginger remains in these scales and is obtained from the Śuṇṭhī/Ārdraka with scales.—The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Śṛṅgavera and Śuṇṭhī, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) [=Śṛṅgabera] is another name for Ārdraka, also identified with Zingiber officinale Rosc., according to verse 6. 27-29. Together with the names Śṛṅgabera and Ārdraka, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Shringavera in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—A nāga born in Kauravyakula. This nāga was burnt up in Janamejaya’s Sarpasatra. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Verse 13).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Studies in the historical and cultural geography and ethnography of Uttar Pradesh

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर) or Śṛṅgaveravīthī is the name of an ancient city active during the rule of the Gupta empire. Śṛṅgavera-vīthī is now represented by the Singara railway station in the Bogra district.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Srngavera in India is the name of a plant defined with Zingiber officinale in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Curcuma longifolia Wall (among others).

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

· Cytologia (1998)
· Deut. Fl. (Karsten), ed. 2 (1894)
· Deutsche Flora. Pharmaceutisch-medicinische Botanik (1881)
· Fl. Sichuanica (1992)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Cytologia (1997)

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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»] — Shringavera in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—

1) Name of a town on the Ganges near the modern Mirzāpura; आससाद महाबाहुः शृङ्गवेरपुरं प्रति (āsasāda mahābāhuḥ śṛṅgaverapuraṃ prati) Rām.2.5.26; Uttararāmacarita 1.21 (v. l.)

2) ginger.

Derivable forms: śṛṅgaveram (शृङ्गवेरम्).

Śṛṅgavera is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śṛṅga and vera (वेर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—n.

(-raṃ) Ginger. E. śṛṅga a horn, and vera body or shape; also with kan added śṛṅgaveraka .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—I. n. Ginger. Ii. Name of a town, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 14, 10.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर).—[masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon; [neuter] ginger (fresh or dry).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर):—[=śṛṅga-vera] [from śṛṅga] m. Name of a serpent-demon, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] ginger (undried or dry), [Suśruta] (also raka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a town (See -pura)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgavera (शृङ्गवेर):—[śṛṅga-vera] (raṃ) 1. n. Ginger.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shringavera 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shringavera in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śṛṃgavēra (ಶೃಂಗವೇರ):—[noun] = ಶೃಂಗಬೇರ [shrimgabera].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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