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ན་ལ་ད། | Glossary of Terms


    na la da


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Translation by Adam Krug
  • Spikenard
  • ན་ལ་ད།
  • na la da
  • nalada

Identified as Nardostachys jatamansi, or Indian spikenard, a plant recognized for its medicinal properties in the Atharvaveda and Suśrutasaṃhitā. The Sanskrit epic poem called Naiṣadhacarita identifies this plant as the root of Andropogon muricatus. A number of classical Sanskrit lexicographers identify this plant as the blossom of Hibiscus rosa sinensis.