Triphala, Triphalā, Tri-phala: 21 definitions
Triphala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Triphalā (त्रिफला) or Triphalālauha is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 10, Śūla: pain in the belly). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., triphalā-lauha): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
Triphala refers to a combination of the three fruits, viz, haritaki, amalaki, and bibhitaki. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Triphalā (त्रिफला, “three fruits”) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, eg:
- Āmalakī or Dhātrī (Emblica officinalis),
- Vibhītakī or Bibhītaka (Terminalia belerica),
- Harītakī (Terminalia chebula).
They are classified as being good appetisers, improving the eyesight and proving beneficial in chronic intermittent fever (viṣamajvara). It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words tri (‘three’) and phalā, translating to “fruits”. The collection of herbs named Triphalā is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
Triphalā (त्रिफला).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug combination.—Triphalā is the combination of three fruits (harītakī, bibhītaka and āmalakī) in equal quantity. Iti s well known as rasāyana (promoting dhātus), eliminating faces and urine and pacifying all the three doṣas.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Triphalā (त्रिफला) refers to the powder of fruits of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica and Emblica officinalis, and is highlighted in all types of eye related disorders, according to the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 7) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., triphalā) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam
Triphalā (त्रिफला) refers to the “three myrobalans”, and is employed in the treatment of poison (viṣa), such as that resulting from rājila (krait snake-bites) and rājilaviṣa, according to the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—Chapter four explains rājilaviṣa (krait family) treatment. Vegānusāra-cikitsā (stage wise treatment), symptoms and treatment of 13 types of rājila snakes are mentioned. In arresting of whole body movements, Triphalā (three myrobalans) ground in milk is recommended to be given orally. [...]Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Triphala (त्रिफल) refers to the three medicinal plants and are used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Triphala] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.
Triphala refers to the following three medicinal plants:—
- Āmalakī: Emblica officinalis Gaertn. Syn. Phyllanthus emblica L.
- Vibhītaka: Terminalia bellerica Roxb.
- Harītakī (or Abhayā, Pathyā): Terminalia chebula Retz.
Triphalā (त्रिफला) refers to the combination of three fruits (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellarica and Emblica officinalis), and is one of the ingredients considered useful when treating “poisonous plants” (viṣa) using the Śodhana process, which involves the purification as well as reduction in the levels of toxic principles according to Ayurvedic principles.—Ayurvedic classics (viz., the 17th-century Yogaratnakara) have emphasized various methods of Śodhana to overcome the undesired effects from various poisonous and non-poisonous drugs, involving different media specific to substances such as Godugdha (milk of Bos indicus), Gomūtra (urine of Bos indicus), Triphalā (combination of three fruits, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellarica and Emblica officinalis) and lemon juice etc
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)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Triphalā is a combination of herbs used in Ayurveda consisting of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Phyllanthus emblica.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
triphalā (त्रिफला) [or ळा, ḷā].—f m (triphalā S) The three myrobalans, hiraḍā, bēhaḍā, aṃvaḷakaṭī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
triphalā (त्रिफला) [-ḷā, -ळा].—f m The 3 myrobalans hiraḍā, bēhaḍā, āvaḷakaṭī.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Triphalā (त्रिफला).—(1) the three myrobalans taken collectively, namely, Terminalia Chebula, T. Bellerica, and Phyllanthus (Mar. hiraḍā, behaḍā and āṃvaḷakāṭhī). Also (2) the three sweet fruits (grape, pomegranate, and date); (3) the three fragrant fruits (nutmeg, arecanut, and cloves).
Triphalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and phalā (फला).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Triphala (त्रिफल).—(?) (m. or nt.), in °la-vāhakā dārakāḥ Lalitavistara 132.18 (prose), form uncertain (vv.ll. triphara, trisphara, tisthara; Calcutta (see LV.) tila); according to Tibetan khriḥu, a small stool or chair, seat; Foucaux's Note 126 suggests reading tri(s)pada (Sanskrit tripadikā is recorded as tripod in a lexical citation, [Boehtlingk and Roth], and tripāda allegedly in Kauś. but not in 26.41 as [Boehtlingk and Roth] state).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lā) The three myrobalans. E. tṛ for tri three, phala a fruit, fem. affix ṭāp; also triphalā.
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(-lā) The three myrobalans collectively. E. tri three, phala fruit, fem. affix ṭāp; also with ṅīṣ affix triphalī .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Triphala (त्रिफल).—I. adj., f. lā, endowed with three fruits, Kām. Nītis. 8, 42. Ii. f. lā, the three myrobalans. Niṣphº, i. e.
Triphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and phala (फल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Triphala (त्रिफल).—[adjective] having three fruits.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tṛphalā (तृफला):—See tri-ph.
2) Triphala (त्रिफल):—[=tri-phala] [from tri] mfn. having 3 fruits, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra viii, 42]
3) Triphalā (त्रिफला):—[=tri-phalā] [from tri-phala > tri] f. ([Pāṇini 4-1, 64], [vArttika] 3) the 3 Myrobalans (fruits of Terminalia Chebula, T°, and Phyllanthus Emblica; also tṛph, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xvi; Kathāsaritsāgara lxx; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]
4) [v.s. ...] the 3 sweet fruits (grape, pomegranate, and date), [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]
5) [v.s. ...] the 3 fragrant fruits (nutmeg, areca-nut, and cloves), [ib.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Tṛphalā (तृफला):—f. [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 1, 106.] = triphalā (und auch daraus entstanden) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 9, 37.] [RAKṢITA] hei [UJJVAL.]
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Triphala (त्रिफल):—(tri + phala)
1) adj. drei Früchte habend: vṛkṣa [KĀM. NĪTIS. 8, 42.] —
2) f. ā [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 64], Vārtt. [4.] a) die drei Myrobalanen, die Früchte von Terminalia Chebula, T. Bellerica und Phyllanthus emblica (harītakī, vibhītaka, āmalakī) [Amarakoṣa 2, 9, 112.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 9, 37.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1146.] [Suśruta 1, 138, 21. 141, 4. 157, 18. 162, 16. 2, 114, 20. 357, 1.] cūrṇa [1, 101, 18.] kvātha [167, 17.] triphalāsava [?238, 7. Scholiast zu Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 19, 1, 20.] Nach [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] auch phalī; [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 16, 29] phala, welches die unleserlichen Scholien durch elā kakola erklären. — b) die drei wohlriechenden Früchte: Muskatnuss, Arecanuss und Gewürznelke [NIGH. PR.] — c) die drei süssen Früchte: Weintraube, Granatapfel und Dattel [NIGH. PR.]
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2) a) tīrarūḍhadrumabhraśyattriphalānityabhāvita [Kathāsaritsāgara 70, 43.]
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