Vrikshadani, vriksha-adani, Vṛkṣādanī: 2 definitions



Vrikshadani 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.

The Sanskrit term Vṛkṣādanī can be transliterated into English as Vrksadani or Vrikshadani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vṛkṣādanī (वृक्षादनी) is another name for Vandāka, a medicinal plant identified with two possibly species verse, according to verse 5.68-70 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Vṛkṣādanī and Vandāka, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant. Note: Nāḍkarṇī identifies Vandāka with 1) Vanda roxburghii R. Br. while Th. B.S. et al identifies it with 2) Loranthus longiflorus Desr. of.

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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

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

Vṛkṣādanī (वृक्षादनी):—[from vṛkṣādana > vṛkṣa] f. a parasitical plant (Vanda Roxburghii, Hedysarum Gangeticum etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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