Virecanopaga, aka: Virecana-upaga; 1 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Virechanopaga.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Virecanopaga (विरेचनोपग) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “purgative”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the words virecana, translating to “purging”, and upaga, translating to “belonging to”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Kācmārya (Gmelina arborea), Paruṣaka (Grewia asiatica), Abhayā (Terminalia chebula) and Pīlu (Salvadora indica). The collection of herbs named Virecanopaga is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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