Vanardraka, Vanārdraka, Vana-ardraka: 5 definitions


Vanardraka 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»] — Vanardraka in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vanardraka in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Zingiber purpureum Roscoe from the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family having the following synonyms: Zingiber cassumunar, Zingiber montanum auct. non (J.Koenig) Theilade. For the possible medicinal usage of vanardraka, 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.

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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»] — Vanardraka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vanardraka in India is the name of a plant defined with Zingiber montanum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amomum cassumunar (Roxb.) Donn (among others).

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

· Prodr. Monogr. Scitam. (1862)
· Bot. Bihar Orissa
· Nomenclator Botanicus, ed. 2 (1841)
· Prael. Ord. Nat. Pl. (1792)
· Species Plantarum (1831)
· Fl. Bihar, (2001)

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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»] — Vanardraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanārdraka (वनार्द्रक).—the root of wild ginger.

- wild ginger.

Derivable forms: vanārdrakam (वनार्द्रकम्).

Vanārdraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and ārdraka (आर्द्रक).

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

1) Vanārdraka (वनार्द्रक):—[from vana > van] n. the root of wild ginger, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Vanārdrakā (वनार्द्रका):—[from vanārdraka > vana > van] f. wild ginger, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vanardraka in German

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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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