Vanamallika, Vanamallikā, Vana-mallika: 4 definitions


Vanamallika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Vanamallika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vanamallikā (वनमल्लिका) is another name for Mallikā (Jasminum sambac “Sambac jasmine”), from the Oleaceae family of flowering plants. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Vanamallika in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vanamallika [वनमल्लिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum flexile Vahl from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Jasminum burmannianum, Jasminum azoricum var. travancorense. For the possible medicinal usage of vanamallika, 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.

Vanamallika [वनमल्लिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum angustifolium (L.) Willd. from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Nyctanthes angustifolia.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Vanamallika in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum angustifolium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum angustifolium Wall. (among others).

2) Vanamallika is also identified with Jasminum sambac It has the synonym Nyctanthes goa Steud. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum, ed. 4 (1797)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1844)
· Flora of the British India (1882)
· Hortus Kewensis (1789)
· Hort. Suburb. Calcutt. (1845)
· Flora (1864)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vanamallika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vanamallikā (वनमल्लिका):—[=vana-mallikā] [from vana > van] f. Jasminum Sambac, [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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