Vallipancamula, Vallīpañcamūla, Valli-pancamula: 2 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vallipanchamula.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vallīpañcamūla (वल्लीपञ्चमूल) is the Sanskrit name for a group of five plants (medicinal creepers). It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words vallī (‘creeper’) and pañcamūla, translating to “five roots”.

The five plants are

  1. Vidārī,
  2. Sarivā,
  3. Rajanī,
  4. Guḍucī,
  5. Ajaśṛṅgī.

The collection of herbs named Vallīpañcamūla is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The group consisting of the roots of the five medicinal creepers known as

  1. Vidāri,
  2. Sarivā,
  3. Rajani,
  4. Guduchi
  5. and Aja-Shringi,

is called the Valli-Panchamulam.

This group is one of the Five Groups of Medicinal Roots (Mulam).

The Valli and Kantaka Panchamulas subdue the deranged Kapham.

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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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