Somavalli, aka: Somavallī, Soma-valli; 4 Definition(s)
Somavalli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Somavallī (सोमवल्ली):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Somavallī (सोमवल्ली) is another name for Avalguja (Psoralea corylifolia “Malaysian scurfpea”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
1) Somavallī (सोमवल्ली) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Sarcostemma brevistigma (synonym of Sarcostemma acidum or leafless east-Indian vine) from the Apocynaceae or “dog-away” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.98-99 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Somavallī is commonly known in Hindi as Somalatā or Bāgh-dudhā; in Marathi as Ranser; in Gujurati as Sandhiā-vel, Chirodī or Thor-vel; in Telugu as Konḍaphalā; and in Tamil as Somam.
Somavallī is mentioned as having eleven synonyms: Mahāgulmā, Yajñaśreṣṭhā, Dhanurlatā, Somārhā, Gulmavallī, Yajñavallī, Dvijapriyā, Somakṣīrā, Somā and Yajñāṅgā.
Properties and characteristics: “the rasa of Somavallī is pungent and sweet, with cold potency (vīrya). It alleviates vitiated pitta-doṣa and burning syndrome. It relieves thirst and is an antidote to poisons. The drug is considered pious and helpful in the performance of holy yajñas”.
2) Somavallī (सोमवल्ली) is also mentioned as a synonym for Vatsādanī, a medicinal plant identified with Cocculus hirsutus (broom creeper or ink berry) from the Menispermaceae or “moonseed” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.102-104.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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.
Languages of India and abroad
sōmavallī (सोमवल्ली).—f S Moon-plant. See sōmalatā. 2 The name of other plants, Serratula anthelmintica &c.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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