Vidarikanda, Vidārīkanda, Vidari-kanda: 1 definition
Vidarikanda 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Vidārīkanda (अङ्कलोड्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to the bulb of Pueraria tuberose (Indian kudzu), a plant species in the Fabaceae family. Certain plant parts of Tarūṭa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.
According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 7.99-100), the same Pueraria tuberose is identified with Vidārī.
Properties according to Caraka-saṃhitā: Vidārīkanda is vitaliser, bulk-promoting, aphrodisiac, beneficial for throat and is rasāyana, strength-promoting, diuretic, sweet and cold.
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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