Vetiveria zizanioides: 2 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Vetiveria zizanioides (roots) (in Sanskrit: Vīraṇa-Mūla) is used in a recipe for producing fragrance (gandha-samutpatti), according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly: “An ordinary mango tree gets the good quality of a high class mango tree and puts forth fragrant blossom attracting the bees if it is smeared with the thick paste of Syzygium cumini, coral, Cyperus hexastachys communis and the roots of Vetiveria zizanioides [e.g., Vīraṇa-Mūla] and then sprinkled with the water from the same paste”.

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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)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Agrostis verticillata Lam., nom. illeg., non Agrostis verticillata Vill., Anatherum muricatum (Retz.) P. Beauv., Anatherum squarrosum (L.f.) P. Beauv., Anatherum zizanioides (L.) Hitchc. & Chase, Andropogon festucoides J. Presl, Andropogon muricatum Retz., Andropogon muricatus Retz., Andropogon odoratus Steud., Andropogon squarrosus auct., Andropogon squarrosus L.f., Andropogon zizanioides (L.) Urban, Chamaeraphis muricata Merr., Chamaeraphis muricata (Retz.) Merr., Chamaeraphis squarrosa Chase, Chamaeraphis squarrosa (L.f.) Chase, Chrysopogon festucoides (J. Presl) Veldkamp, Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty, Echinochloa squarrosa (L.f.) Roem. & Schult., Holcus zizanioides (L.) Kuntze ex Stuck., Orthopogon squarrosus (L.f.) Spreng., Panicum squarrosum (L.f.) Lam., Phalaris zizanioides L., Pseudoraphis squarrosa (L.f.) Chase, Pseudoraphis squarrosa (L.f.) Hara, Rhaphis zizanioides (L.) Roberty, Sorghum zizanioides (L.) Kuntze, Sorghum zizanodes Kuntze, Vetiveria arundinacea Griseb., Vetiveria festucoides (J. Presl) Ohwi, Vetiveria muricata (Retz.) Griseb., Vetiveria muricata Griseb., Vetiveria odorata Virey, Vetiveria odoratissima Bory, Vetiveria odoratissima Bory ex Cloquet.

References regarding Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Mantissa Plantarum (1771)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)
· Observationes Botanicae (1783)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1783)
· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique … Botanique (1791)
· Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae (1810)
· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie (1812)
· Systema Vegetabilium (1817)
· Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, Publie par la Société Philomatique de Paris (1822)
· Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta (1825)
· Reliquiae Haenkeanae (1830)
· Notulae ad Plantas Asiaticas (1851)
· Flora of the British West Indian Islands (1864)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae (1864)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1900)
· Symbolae Antillarum (1903)
· Flora of the Southeastern United States …
· Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires (1904)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1917)
· Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (1919)
· An Enumeration of Philippine Flowering Plants (1922)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1925)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1931)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1939)
· Journal of Japanese Botany (1941)
· Bulletin of the Tokyo Science Museum (1947)
· Petite Flore de l’Ouest-Africain (1954)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Boissiera (1960)
· Bulletin de l’Institut Française d’Afrique Noire (1960)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)
· Cytologia (1985)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Wagenigen Agric. Univ. Pap. (1992)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· Molecular Ecology (1998)
· Austrobaileya (1999)
· Weed Biology and Management (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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