Tilataila, Tila-taila: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Tilataila in Ayurveda glossary

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Tilataila (तिलतैल) refers to “sesame oil” and is mentioned as being beneficial (hita) to the body according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The dravyaguṇāguṇa section contains the discussions on different food articles and their dietetic effects according to the prominent Ayurvedic treatises. Here In the taila (oils) group  Tilataila (sesame oil) is mentioned as beneficial to the body (hita).

Tilataila or “sesame oil” is mentioned in a list of remedies for indigestion.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., kulattha (horse gram) or ciñca (tamarind)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., tilataila (sesame oil)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children

Tilataila (तिलतैल) refers to the oil of Sesamum indicum, and is used in the Ayurvedic formulation known as Cyavanaprāśa: an Ayurvedic health product that helps in boosting immunity.—Cyavanaprāśa has been found to be effective as an immunity booster, vitalizer and a preventer of day to day infections and allergies such as common cold and cough etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation comprising ingredients such as Tilataila. [...] Cyavanaprāśa can be consumed in all seasons as it contains weather friendly ingredients which nullify unpleasant effects due to extreme environmental and climatic conditions.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Tilataila (तिलतैल) refers to “sesame oil” and is the name of an ingredient included in a (snake) poison antidote recipe, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Several formulations have been mentioned in the form of Pāna—drink or decoction (kaṣāya).—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse VIII.49), “A potion of sesame oil (tilataila) [tailaṃ tilānāṃ], meat, jaggery, milk and Arka mixed in equal measures along with the powdered root of Alarka tree is also mentioned as a quick reliever of both kinds of poison”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Tilataila in Arts glossary
Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Tilataila (तिलतैल) refers to “sessamum oil” (used in the treatment of hawks), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “In the former case (inflammations produced by bile), the powder of the bark of the moon plant mixed with sessamum oil (tilataila) is to be given with meat: this may also be plastered over the affected part. If it is the effect of the distemper of the phlegm, two muscles are to be pierced with a heated iron needle. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Tilataila in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Tila-taila in India is the name of a plant defined with Sesamum indicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Capraria integerrima Miq. (among others).

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

· Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Pekinensis (1988)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1985)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1981)
· Linnaea (1849)
· Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2004)
· Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae (1990)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tilataila in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tilataila (तिलतैल).—sesamum-oil;

Derivable forms: tilatailam (तिलतैलम्).

Tilataila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tila and taila (तैल).

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

Tilataila (तिलतैल).—n.

(-laṃ) Sesamum oil. E. tila, and tailac aff.

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

Tilataila (तिलतैल).—n. oil prepared from sesamum, [Suśruta] 1, 80, 6.

Tilataila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tila and taila (तैल).

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

Tilataila (तिलतैल).—[neuter] sesamum-oil.

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

Tilataila (तिलतैल):—[=tila-taila] [from tila > til] n. ([Pāṇini 5-2, 29], [vArttika] 4, [Patañjali]) sesamum-oil, [Suśruta i;iv, 31, 2.]

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

Tilataila (तिलतैल):—[tila-taila] (laṃ) 1. n. Sesamum oil.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tilataila (तिलतैल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tilella.

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Tilataila 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tilataila in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tilataila (ತಿಲತೈಲ):—[noun] = ತಿಲಜ [tilaja].

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Tiḷataiḷa (ತಿಳತೈಳ):—[noun] = ತಿಳಜ [tilaja].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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