Span: 2 definitions


Span means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Span in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Abies pindrow (Royle ex D.Don) Royle from the Pinaceae (Pine) family having the following synonyms: Abies himalayensis, Pinus pindrow, Pinus spectabilis var. pindrow. For the possible medicinal usage of span, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Span in India is the name of a plant defined with Abies pindrow in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abies webbiana (Wall. ex D. Don) Lindl. var. pindrow (Royle ex D. Don) Brandis (among others).

2) Span is also identified with Abies spectabilis It has the synonym Pinus webbiana Lindl. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· J. Int. Conifer Preserv. Soc. (2008)
· Hist. Nat. des Végétaux - Phanérogames (1841)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (2000)
· Fl. Berlin (1824)
· Penny Cyclop. (1833)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Span, for example chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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