Shvadamshtra, Śvadaṃṣṭrā, Shvan-damshtra, Shvadanstra, Shvadamstra: 7 definitions


Shvadamshtra 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 Śvadaṃṣṭrā can be transliterated into English as Svadamstra or Shvadamshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

1) Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा):—Another name for Gokṣura (Tribulus terrestris), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

2) Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “mouse deer”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Śvadaṃṣṭrā is part of the sub-group named Jāṅgalamṛga, refering to “animals living in forests”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

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

Śvadaṃṣṭra (श्वदंष्ट्र) or Gokṣura (one of the pāñcamūlikā) refers to the medicinal plant Tribulus terrestris L., 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 Śvadaṃṣṭra] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Mucuna pruriens (Linn.) DC” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning śvadaṃṣṭrā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा)—Sanskrit word which could refer to “muntjac” (or, ‘barking deer’). This animal is from the group called Jaṅghāla (large-kneed). Jaṅghāla itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा).—

1) a dog's tooth.

2) The गोक्षुर (gokṣura) plant (Mar. gokharū).

Śvadaṃṣṭrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śvan and daṃṣṭrā (दंष्ट्रा).

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

Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा).—f.

(-ṣṭrā) 1. A dog’s tooth. 2. A fruit, (Flacourtia cataphracta.) E. śva for śvan a dog, daṃṣṭvā a tooth.

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

1) Śvadaṃṣṭrā (श्वदंष्ट्रा):—[=śva-daṃṣṭrā] [from śva > śvan] f. a dog’s tooth, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] Asteracantha Longifolia, [Suśruta; Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] = go-kṣura, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) Śvādaṃṣṭra (श्वादंष्ट्र):—[=śvā-daṃṣṭra] [from śvā > śvan] mfn., [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 6-3, 137] (cf. śva-k etc.)

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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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