Velai, Vēlai, Vēḷai: 3 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Velai in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Cleome gynandra L. from the Cleomaceae (Spider Flower) family having the following synonyms: Gynandropsis gynandra, Cleome triphylla, Cleome pentaphylla. For the possible medicinal usage of velai, 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.

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

Velai in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome gynandra in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gynandropsis glandulosa C. Presl (among others).

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

· Florula Ludoviciana (1817)
· Flora de Filipinas (1845)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1915)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002)
· Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Capparid. (1964)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Velai, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vēlai (வேலை) noun [Malayalam: vēla, Travancore usage bēle.]

1. Work, labour, task; தொழில். வேலை யுலகிற் பிறக் கும் வேலையொழிந்தோ மில்லை [thozhil. velai yulagir pirag kum velaiyozhintho millai] (அஷ்டப்பிரபந்தம் திருவரங்கக். [ashdappirapandam thiruvarangag.] 54).

2. Business, matter; காரியம். என்ன வேலை யாய் வந்தாய் [kariyam. enna velai yay vanthay]?

3. Workmanship; வேலைப்பாடு. இந்த நகையில் அமைந்த வேலை மிகவும் அருமை யானது. [velaippadu. intha nagaiyil amaintha velai migavum arumai yanathu.]

4. See வேலைத்திறன். [velaithiran.]

5. Situation, office; உத்தியோகம். உனக்கு எங்கே வேலை [uthiyogam. unakku enge velai]?

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Vēlai (வேலை) noun < vēlā.

1. Time, limit of time; காலம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) மணந்தா ருயிருண்ணும் வேலை [kalam. (pingalagandu) manantha ruyirunnum velai] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 1221).

2. Sea-shore; கடற்கரை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) பௌவவேலை [kadarkarai. (pingalagandu) pauvavelai] (கந்தபு. மேருப். [kanthapu. merup.] 46).

3. Sea, ocean; கடல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) வேலை நஞ்சுண் மழைதரு கண்டன் [kadal. (pingalagandu) velai nanchun mazhaitharu kandan] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 6, 46).

4. Wave; அலை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) வேலைப்புணரி [alai. (pingalagandu) velaippunari] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் இயற். திருவிருத்தம் [nalayira thivyappirapandam iyar. thiruvirutham] 75).

5. Sandy tract; கானல். வேலை யாத்திரை செல்யாறு [kanal. velai yathirai selyaru] (பரிபாடல் [paripadal] 19, 18).

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Vēlai (வேலை) noun

1. Sugarcane; கரும்பு. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [karumbu. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

2. Borax; வெண்காரம். ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [venkaram. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Vēḷai (வேளை) noun < vēlā.

1. See காலம் [kalam], 1, 2, 3,

6. 2. Karma; கருமவினை. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [karumavinai. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Vēḷai (வேளை) noun

1. Black vailay. See தைவேளை. வேளை வெண்பூ [thaivelai. velai venpu] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 23). ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி [(sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi])

2. A sticky plant that grows best in sandy places. See நாய்வேளை. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [nayvelai. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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