Yavashaka, Yavaśāka, Yava-shaka, Yavāṣaka: 6 definitions
Yavashaka 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 terms Yavaśāka and Yavāṣaka can be transliterated into English as Yavasaka or Yavashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Yavaśāka (यवशाक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Chenopodium giganteum (purple goosefoot), in the Amaranthaceae family. Certain plant parts of Yavaśāka 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. Other botanical names include: Chenopodium purpurascens.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Yavāṣaka (यवाषक) is another name for “Yavāṣa” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning yavāṣaka] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yavāsaka (यवासक).—[masculine] the manna-plant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yavāsaka (यवासक):—[from yava] m. Alhagi Maurorum, [Suśruta; Caraka etc.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Yavāsaka (यवासक):—m. Alhagi Maurorum Tournef. [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] [Suśruta 1, 165, 5. 2, 418, 4.]
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Yavāsaka (यवासक):—, yavāsako na kiṃ śuṣyedvāri vyayati vāride [Spr. (II) 3936.]
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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Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
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