Venuyava, aka: Venu-yava, Veṇuyava; 2 Definition(s)

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Veṇuyava (वेणुयव) is a Sanskrit word referring to “barley-shaped seeds of bamboo”. It is a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The word is composed of veṇu (‘bamboo’) and yava (‘barley’). The plant Veṇuyava is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Veṇuyava is rough and has astringent as subsidiary rasa. It is sweet, alleviates kapha and pitta and also fat, helminths (parasitic worms) and poisons. It is also strength-promoting.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Veṇuyava (वेणुयव).—bamboo-seed.

Derivable forms: veṇuyavaḥ (वेणुयवः).

Veṇuyava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veṇu and yava (यव).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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