Sthalapadmi, Sthala-padmi, Sthala-padmin, Sthalapadmī, Sthalapadmin: 1 definition


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sthalapadmī (स्थलपद्मी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant possibly identified with Ionidium suffruticosum Ging., synonym of Hybanthus enneaspermus or “spade flower” from the Hybanthus or “green violet” family of flowering plant, according to verse 5.81-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Sthalapadmī is mentioned as having fifteen synonyms: Sthūlapadmī, Padmāhvā, Cāraṭī, Padmacāriṇī, Sugandhamūlā, Amburuhā, Lakṣmīśreṣṭhā, Supuṣkarā, Ramyā, Padmavatī, Aticarā, Sthūlaruhā, Puṣkariṇī, Puṣkaraparṇikā and Puṣkaranāḍī.

Properties and characteristics: “Sthalapadmī is sweet (gaulya), bitter and cold. It induces vomiting and cures raktapitta (bleeding disorders), obstinate urinary affections including diabetes, diarrhoea and it also alleviates the effects of bad souls”.

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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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