Shukadhanyavarga, Śūkadhānyavarga, Shuka-dhanya-varga: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Śūkadhānyavarga can be transliterated into English as Sukadhanyavarga or Shukadhanyavarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śūkadhānyavarga (शूकधान्यवर्ग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “all bearded grains”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXVII. The name is derived from the words śūkadhānya (śūka translates to ‘bristle’, ‘awn’ while dhānya translates to ‘consisting of grain’) and varga, translating to “group” or “family”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda.

The following plants are described as pertaining to this category:

  1. Raktaśāli,
  2. Patala,
  3. Mahāśāli,
  4. Kalama,
  5. Śakunāhṛta,
  6. Tūrṇaka,
  7. Dīrghaśūka,
  8. Pāṇḍuka,
  9. Lāṅgūla,
  10. Sugandhaka,
  11. Lohavāla,
  12. Sāriva,
  13. Pramoda,
  14. Pataṅga,
  15. Tapanīya,
  16. Yavaka,
  17. Hāyana,
  18. Pāṃśuvāpya,
  19. Naiṣadhaka,
  20. Ṣaṣṭika,
  21. Gaura,
  22. Kṛṣṇagaura,
  23. Varaka,
  24. Uddālaka,
  25. Cīna,
  26. Śārada,
  27. Ujjvala,
  28. Dardura,
  29. Gandhāra,
  30. Kuruvinda,
  31. Vrīhi,
  32. Pāṭala,
  33. Śyāmāka,
  34. Koradūṣa,
  35. Hastiśyāmāka,
  36. Nīvara,
  37. Toyaparṇī,
  38. Gavedhuka,
  39. Praśāntikā,
  40. Ambhaḥśyāmāka,
  41. Lauhitya,
  42. Aṇu,
  43. Priyaṅgu,
  44. Mukunda,
  45. Jhiṇṭī,
  46. Garmūṭī,
  47. Varuka,
  48. Varaka,
  49. Śibira,
  50. Utkaṭa,
  51. Jūrṇa,
  52. Yava,
  53. Veṇuyava,
  54. Godhūma,
  55. Nāndīmukhī,
  56. Madhūlī.

The collection of herbs named Śūkadhānyavarga is one of the seven groups that were classified based on its dietic value.

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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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