Vokadi, Vokaḍī: 1 definition
Vokadi 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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Vokaḍī (वोकडी) is another name for Vastrāntrī, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Ipomoea hederacea or “ivy-leaved morning glory” from the Convolvulaceae (“bindweed” or “morning glory”) family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.96-97 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vokaḍī and Vastrāntrī, there are a total of six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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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