Talisha, Tālīśa, Tālīsa, Talisa, Tāliśa: 12 definitions


Talisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Tālīśa and Tāliśa can be transliterated into English as Talisa or Talisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Tālīsa (तालीस) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Abies spectabilis (D Don) Mirb” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning tālīsa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Tālīśa (तालीश).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—The plant grows in Himālyan region. It is irritant, hot, pacifies kapha and vāta, and is used in cough, bronchial asthma, anorexia, consumption and loss of appetite.

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Talisha in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Cinnamomum tamala (Buch.-Ham.) T.Nees & Eberm. from the Lauraceae (Laurel) family having the following synonyms: Cinnamomum tejpata, Laurus tamala. For the possible medicinal usage of talisha, 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.

Talisa in the Sanskrit 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.

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

1) Talisa 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 pindrow subsp. gamblei (Hickel) Rushforth (among others).

2) Talisa is also identified with Abies spectabilis It has the synonym Picea webbiana Loudon (etc.).

3) Talisa is also identified with Rhododendron anthopogon It has the synonym Rhododendron anthopogon var. album Davidian) (from the Greek anthos ‘flower’ and pogon ‘beard’ (etc.).

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

· International Dendrology Society: Year Book (1998)
· The forest flora of North-West and Central India (1874)
· Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) (1841)
· Prodromus Florae Nepalensis (1825)
· Numer. List (1829)
· Penny Cyclop. (1833)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Talisa, for example extract dosage, health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, side effects, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Talisha in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Tālīsa, 2 (No. 40) is short for cattālīsa, e.g. Ap. 103, 234 and passim. (Page 300)

2) Tālīsa, (nt.) (also tālissa J. IV, 286, tālīsaka Miln. 338) (cp. Sk. tālī, tālīśa & talāśā) the shrub Flacourtia cataphracta & a powder or ointment obtained from it Vin. I, 203 (+tagara); J. IV, 286 (id.); Miln. 338. (Page 300)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāliśa (तालिश).—A mountain.

Derivable forms: tāliśaḥ (तालिशः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tālīśa (तालीश).—m., probably an unctuous substance made from the (Sanskrit) tālīśa plant (= Pali tālīsa, tālissa): Mahāvyutpatti 5787 (see s.v. kārīṣi).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāliśa (तालिश).—m.

(-śaḥ) A mountain. E. tāl to be fixed, īśa Unadi affix, the radical vowel made long.

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Tālīśa (तालीश).—n.

(-śaṃ) A tree, commonly Talis or its leaf. E. tāla the corypha, īśa what resembles. tālīva rīgān śavati śo-ḍa .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tālīśa (तालीश):—[from tālī > tāla] a m. Flacourtia cataphracta (the leaves of which are used in med.), [Rāmāyaṇa iv, 44, 55; Suśruta i, iv ff.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. = -pattra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Tāliśa (तालिश):—m. a mountain, [Uṇādi-sūtra.k.]

4) Tālīśa (तालीश):—b See 1. .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tāliśa (तालिश):—(śaḥ) 1. m. A mountain.

2) Tālīśa (तालीश):—(śaṃ) 1. n. A tree so called.

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Talisha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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