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Draksha (Grapes) - in sanskrit with meaning

द्राक्षा
Draksha
Draksha (Grapes)
Draksha (Grapes)

द्राक्षा मधुफला स्वाद्वी हारहूरा फलोत्तमा
मृद्वीका मधुयोनिश्च रसाला गोस्तनी गुडा ॥१॥
Draakssaa Madhu-Phalaa Svaadvii Haarahuuraa Phalo[a-U]ttamaa |
Mrdviikaa Madhu-Yonish-Ca Rasaalaa Go-Stanii Guddaa ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: Draksha (Grape) is also called (or has varieties) as Madhuphala (literally meaning a Fruit filled with Honey), Swadvi (literally meaning Sweet), Haarahura (literally refers to an intoxicating beverage), Phalottama (literally meaning an excellent fruit), ...
1.2: ... Mridvika (Mridvi is a vine with Red Grapes), Madhuyoni (literally meaning the Source of Honey), Rasaala (literally meaning full of Juice), Gostani (literally meaning the Udder of a Cow) and Guddha (literally meaning Lump of Sugar).

Draksha (Grapes)

द्राक्षा पक्वा सरा शीता चक्षुष्या बृंहणी गुरुः
हन्ति तृष्णाज्वरश्वासवान्तिवातास्रकामलाः ॥२॥
Draakssaa Pakvaa Saraa Shiitaa Cakssussyaa Brmhannii Guruh |
Hanti Trssnnaa-Jvara-Shvaasa-Vaanti-Vaataasra-Kaamalaah ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: Ripe Draksha is Sara (Purgative, Laxative, stimulates evacuation of bowels), Shita (Cold), Cakshusya (Good for Eyes or Eyesight), Brimhana (Making Big or Fat, Nourishing) and Guru (Heavy, making Big or Fat),
2.2: It removes (mitigates) Trishna (Dipsesis, abnormal or excessive Thirst), Jwara (Fever), Shwasa (Asthma, Dyspnea, difficult or laboured Breathing), Vaanti (act of Vomiting), Vatasra (Gout, a kind of Arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood), Kaamala (Jaundice, yellowing of the skin and white part of eyes due to excess of bilirubin), ...

Draksha (Grapes)

कृच्छ्रास्रपित्तसम्मोहदाहशोषमदात्ययान्
आमा साऽल्पगुणा गुर्वी सैवाम्ला रक्तपित्तकृत् ॥३॥
Krcchra-Asrapitta-Sammoha-Daaha-Shossa-Madaatyayaan |
Aamaa Sa-Alpa-Gunnaa Gurvii Sai[a-E]va-Amlaa Raktapitta-Krt ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: ... Kricchra (Dysuria, painful or difficult Urination), Asrapitta (Spontaneous Hemorrhage normally from mouth or nose), Sammoha (Stupefaction, Insensitivity, Unconsciousness), Daaha (Burning syndrome), Shosha (Drying up, Desiccation, Pulmonary Consumption) and Madatyaya (Various Disorders due to Intoxication),
3.2: Unripe Draksha has less merit (compared to ripe Draksha) and is Guru; it is also Amla (Sour) and may give rise to Raktapitta (Spontaneous Hemorrhage normally from mouth or nose),

Draksha (Grapes)

निर्वीर्याऽन्या लघुद्राक्षा गौस्तनीसदृशा गुणैः
द्राक्षा पर्वतजा लघ्वी साम्ला श्लेष्माम्लपित्तनुत् ॥४॥
Nirviirya-Anyaa Laghu-Draakssaa Gau-Stanii-Sadrshaa Gunnaih |
Draakssaa Parvata-Jaa Laghvii Sa-Amlaa Shlessma-Amlapitta-Nut ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: Other varieties of Laghu (Light) Draksha (Grapes) have less power and has qualities like the Gostani variety,
4.2: Draksha grown on mountains are Laghu (Light, Small, Minute), Amla (Sour) and praised for mitigating Shleshma (Phlegm, Mucus, Kapha humour) and Amlapitta (Acidity of Stomach).


(from Madanapala Nighantu)

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Translated by greenmesg

List of Fruits:
- Amra (Mango)
- Dadima (Pomegranate)
- Draksha (Grapes)
- Jambu (Rose Apple)
- Kadali (Plaintain / Banana)
- Kharbuja (Musk Melon)
- Naranga (Orange)
- Narikela (Coconut)
- Nimbuka (Lemon)
- Panasa (Jackfruit)
- Peruka (Guava)
- Seva (Apple)

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