Uttamarani, Uttamāraṇī, Uttama-arani: 6 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Uttamarani [उत्तमारणी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Asclepias daemia, Daemia extensa, Cynanchum extensum. For the possible medicinal usage of uttamarani, 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.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Uttamāraṇī (उत्तमारणी) is another name for Indīvarā, an unidentified medicinal, according to verse 3.94-95 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Indīvarā has been variously identified with Śatāvara (Asparagus racemosus), Indravāruṇī (Citrullus colocynthis), Ajaśṛṅgī, Indracirbhaṭī, Kadalī, Kuraṇṭikā (Celosia argentea). The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Uttamāraṇī and Indīvarā, there are a total of six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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

Uttamāraṇī (उत्तमारणी).—the plant Asparagus Racemosus (indīvarī śatāvarī).

Uttamāraṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttama and araṇī (अरणी).

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

Uttamāraṇī (उत्तमारणी):—[from ut-tama] f. the plant Asparagus Racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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