Shukrajanana, Shukra-janana, Śukrajanana: 1 definition


Shukrajanana 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 Śukrajanana can be transliterated into English as Sukrajanana or Shukrajanana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śukrajanana (शुक्रजनन) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “increasing the secretion of semen”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the words śukra, translating to “semen”, and janana, translating to “generating” or “producing”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Jīvaka (Celtis orientalis), Vriddharuha (Asparagus racemosus), Jaṭila (Phyllanthus niruri) and Kuliṅga (Rhus acuminata). The collection of herbs named Śukrajanana is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

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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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