Taila; 8 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Taila (गुड, “oil”) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “Herbal oils” and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. All traditional herbal oils are prepared with the base of Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum). It is also known by the name Tila (तिल).Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Taila or snehapāka (Medicated oils): The medicated substances in the liquid form are boiled with recommended oils till all the water present is evaporated. The remaining oil is used as medicine both internally and externally. Oil for internal use is less boiled than those used externally. Example: Nirgunḍi taila. Oils used as external/topical application get absorbed well. The water based substances are not absorbed through skin. Hence, snehapāka is equal to parenteral route of drug administration. If honey bee or any other wax is added it turns into malaharam or ointment. Example: Sindhūrādi-lepam. The lepam (malaharam) or ointment form is more popular today than earlier. If ghṛta (ghee) is used in the place of oil, the resulting medicament is known as ghṛakalpa. Example: Jātyādighrita.Source: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Taila (तैल, ‘sesamum oil’) is mentioned in the Atharvaveda, where reference is made to keeping such oil in jars. In the Śāṅkhāyana-āraṇyaka, reference is made to anointing with sesamum oil.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
General definition (in Jainism)
Taila (तैल, “oil”) refers to one of the ten classifications of food (āhāra), also known as vikṛtis, according to the 12th century Yogaśāstra (verse 3.130) by Hemacandra. Taila refers to oil, which may be of four kinds: sesamum, flax (atasī), mustard, and saffron (kusumbha). Other oils are not for consumption as food but are used for preparing plaster or for sticking.Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
taila (तैल).—n S Oil.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
taila (तैल).—n Oil.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Taila (तैल).—[tilasya tatsadṛśasya vā vikāraḥ aṇ]
1) Oil; लभेत सिकतासु तैलमपि यत्नतः पीडयन् (labheta sikatāsu tailamapi yatnataḥ pīḍayan) Bh.2.5; Y.1.284; R.8.38.
Derivable forms: tailam (तैलम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Tailapiñja (तैलपिञ्ज).—the white sesamum. Derivable forms: tailapiñjaḥ (तैलपिञ्जः).Tailapiñja i...
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 26 - Treatment for diarrhea (17): Sadniska-taila < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Treatment for fever (12): Lokendra rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
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Appendix: Tiruvalangadu Copper Plates < [Chapter III - Rajendra I (a.d. 1012 to 1044)]
Appendix on Tiruvalangadu Copper Plates < [Chapter I - Rajaraja I (a.d. 985 to 1014)]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXI - Medical Treatment of Ear-disease < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XXIII - Therapeutics of nasal diseases < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter IX - Treatment of Vataja Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 47 - Udayaditya (A.D. 1160) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 3 - Gonka II (A.D. 1137—1161-62) < [Chapter I - The Velanandu Chodas of Tsandavole (A.D. 1020-1286)]
Part 3 - Lokhabhupala and Bhima III (A.D. 1150-1178) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)