Vartuli: 4 definitions

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Vartuli 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)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vartulī (वर्तुली) is another name for Gajoṣaṇā, a medicinal plant identified with Piper retrofractum Vahl. or “Balinese long pepper” from the Piperaceae or ‘pepper’ family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.14-15 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Vartulī and Gajoṣaṇā, there are a total of ten 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Vartuli in India is the name of a plant defined with Dichrostachys cinerea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Alantsilodendron pilosum Villiers (among others).

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

· Revista Sudamericana de Botánica (1936)
· Annali di Botanica (1915)
· Flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1855)
· Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, séries 4, Section B, Adansonia. Botanique Phytochimie (1994)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· The Leguminosae of Madagascar (2002)

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vartuli (वर्तुलि).—m. or f. (= late Sanskrit vartula, AMg. vatthula), a kind of bean or pea: Mahāvyutpatti 5653 = Tibetan sran ma (general word for legume).

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

1) Vartulī (वर्तुली):—[from vartula > varta] f. Scindapsus Officinalis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Vartuli (वर्तुलि):—[from varta] (gender doubtful), a kind of bean, [Buddhist literature]

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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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