Vastrantri, Vastrāntrī, Vastra-antri: 1 definition


Vastrantri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vastrāntrī (वस्त्रान्त्री) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Ipomoea hederacea or “ivy-leaved morning glory” from the Convolvulaceae (“bindweed” or “morning glory”) family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.96-97 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Vastrāntrī is mentioned as having six synonyms: Vṛṣagandhā, Meṣāntrī, Vṛttapatrikā, Ajāntrī and Vokaḍī.

Properties and characteristics: “Vastrāntrī possesses pungent rasa and removes cough. The learned physicians have appreciated the drug for its sperm/ovum promoting property and helpful in pregnancy”.

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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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