Sugandhitrina, Sugandhitṛṇa, Sugandhi-trina: 1 definition


Sugandhitrina 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 Sugandhitṛṇa can be transliterated into English as Sugandhitrna or Sugandhitrina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sugandhitṛṇa (सुगन्धितृण, “fragrant grass”) is a Sanskrit word referring to lemon grass, a species of plant from the Poaceae family. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Cymbopogon citratus, but is commonly referred to in English as “oil grass”, among aothers. The compound Sugandhitṛṇa is composed of the words Sugandhi (“fragrant” or “sweet-smelling”) and Tṛṇa (“grass” or “herb”).

This plant (Sugandhitṛṇa) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā.

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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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