Shvetagunja, Śvetaguñjā, Shveta-gunja: 2 definitions
Shvetagunja 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 Śvetaguñjā can be transliterated into English as Svetagunja or Shvetagunja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Śvetaguñjā (श्वेतगुञ्जा) is one of the two varieties of Guñjā, a medicinal plant identified with Abrus precatorius (Indian licorice or rosary pea) from the Fabaceae or “legume family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.113-116 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.
Śvetaguñjā is mentioned as having fourteen synonyms: Śvetakāmbhojī, Bhiriṇṭikā, Kākādanī, Kākapīlu and Vaktraśalyā.
Properties and characteristics: “both red [Raktaguñjā] and white [Śvetaguñjā] have bitter taste (rasa). Its seeds are hot in nature and roots are emetic. Its leaves are pain killer, but poisonous. The leaves of Śveta Guñjā are said to be capable of subduing a person (if worn by one)”.
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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