Trishnanigrahana, Tṛṣṇānigrahaṇa, Trishna-nigrahana: 2 definitions



Trishnanigrahana 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 Tṛṣṇānigrahaṇa can be transliterated into English as Trsnanigrahana or Trishnanigrahana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Tṛṣṇānigrahaṇa (तृष्णानिग्रहण) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “relieving thirst”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the words tṛṣṇā, translating to “thirst”, and nigrahaṇa, referring to “suppressing”, “holding down”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Nāgara (Cyperus partenuis), Dhāvayavāsaka (Hedysarum alhagi), Parpataka (Oldenlandia biflora) and Paṭola (Trichosanthes dioica). The collection of herbs named Tṛṣṇānigrahaṇa is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Tṛṣṇānigrahaṇa (तृष्णानिग्रहण):—Substances that quench thirst

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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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