Vranacikitsa, Vraṇacikitsā: 3 definitions


Vranacikitsa 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vranachikitsa.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Vranacikitsa in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Vraṇacikitsā (व्रणचिकित्सा) refers to the “management of ulcers/wounds”, according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—In the management of ulcers/wounds (vraṇacikitsā) the first step for the āgantuja-vraṇa (traumatic ulcers/wounds) caused by Śastra (weapons) and for the duṣṭa-vraṇa (non healing ulcers/wounds) is viśodhana (wash off the ulcer’s/wound’s impurities by medicated decoction).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vranacikitsa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vraṇacikitsā (व्रणचिकित्सा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. Oppert. 3025. 6229.

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

Vraṇacikitsā (व्रणचिकित्सा):—[=vraṇa-cikitsā] [from vraṇa > vraṇ] f. ‘cure of sores’, Name of [work]

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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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