Vidanga, aka: Viḍaṅga; 6 Definition(s)


Vidanga 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Viḍaṅga (विडङ्ग):—A Sanskrit word referring to “Embelia”, a herb from the Primulaceae family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known as Vella. Its official botanical name is Embelia ribes and is commonly known in English as “White-flowered Embelia” and “False Black Pepper“. It is found throughout India and usually grows in hilly regions. The literal translation of Viḍaṅga is “clever”, “able” or “skilful”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Viḍaṅga (विडङ्ग).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug.—Viḍaṅga is a good anthelmintic drug and eliminates intestinal worms. Besides it alleviates abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation and loss of appetite.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

The Vidanga fruit produces a state of dryness in the body, is heat-making in its potency, light, and pungent in digestion, subdues the Vāyu and Kapham and is slightly bitter and anti-toxic.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Viḍaṅga is a herb used in Ayurvedic medicine commonly known as Emblica ribes.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viḍaṅga (विडङ्ग).—a. Clever, skilful.

-ṅgaḥ, -ṅgam Name of a vegetable and medicinal substance (largely used as a vermifuge).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viḍaṅga (विडङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgaṃ) Clever, able, skilful, conversant. mn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgaṃ) A vegetable and medicinal substance, considered of great efficacy as a vermifuge. E. viḍ to break, to curse, Unadi aff. aṅgac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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