Utpaladi, aka: Utpala-adi, Utpalādi; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Utpaladi in Ayurveda glossaries]

Utpalādi (उत्पलादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as alleviating thirst and proving curative in cases of vomiting, Hṛdroga (angina pectoris), in syncope, in haemoptysis, and in cases of poisining too. It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Utpala (Nymphaea alba) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Utpala, Raktotpala, Saugandhika, Kuvalaya and Puṇḍarīka. The collection of herbs named Utpalādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.

According to the Āyurvedasaukhya (16th century, Ṭoḍarānanda), the stalk, flower and fruit of Kumuda and Utpala are cooling, sweet and astringent. They aggravate kapha and vāyu.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The drugs known as

  1. Utpala,
  2. Raktotpala,
  3. Kumuda
  4. Saugondhika,
  5. Kuvalaya,
  6. Pundarika
  7. and Madhuka

constitute the group known as the Utpalādi Gana.

This group is possessed of the therapeutic virtue of allaying thirst and corrects the deranged Pittam and the vitiated blood. It assuages the burning sensation of the body and proves curative in cases of vomiting, in Hridroga (Angina pectoris), in syncope, in hæmoptysis and in cases of poisoning as well.

(Source): archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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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