Vidarigandha, Vidārigandhā, Vidari-gandha: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vidārigandhā (विदारिगन्धा) is another name for Śāliparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Desmodium gangeticum (sal leaved desmodium), from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.17-20 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Vidārigandhā and Śāliparṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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 (Regional names)

Vidarigandha in India is the name of a plant defined with Desmodium gangeticum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aeschynomene gangetica (L.) Poir. (among others).

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

· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1805)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, (1812)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidārīgandhā (विदारीगन्धा).—f.

(-ndhā) A plant, (Hedysarum gangeticum.) “śālapāṇi .”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidārīgandhā (विदारीगन्धा):—[=vi-dārī-gandhā] [from vi-dārī > vi-dāra > vi-dṝ] f. idem ([Suśruta])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidārīgandhā (विदारीगन्धा):—[vidārī-gandhā] (ndhā) 1. f. Hedysarum.

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Vidarigandha in German

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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 (even English!). 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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