Vidarigandhadi, aka: Vidārigandhādi, Vidarigandha-adi; 2 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Vidārigandhādi (विदारिगन्धादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as having the virtue of subduing the action of deranged vāyu and pitta (bila). Plants from this group also prove beneficial in Śoṣa (phthisis), Gulma, Urdhaśvāṣa (asthma) and cough. It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Vidārigandhā (Hedysarum gangeticum L. => Desmodium gangeticum) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Vidārigandhā, Sahadevā, śatāvari, Bṛhatī, Jīvāka and Kaṇṭakārī. The collection of herbs named Vidārigandhādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
The drugs known as
- black Sāriva,
- and Rishavi,
form the group known as the Vidārigandhā-ādi.
The present group of drugs subdues the action of the deranged Vāyu and Pittam and proves beneficial in phthisis (Shosha), Gumna, aching of the limbs, Urdha-Shvāsa and cough.
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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XLVIII - Symptoms and Treatment of thirst (Trishna) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LI - Symptoms and Treatment of Asthma (Shvasa) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)