Avartaki, Āvartakī: 4 definitions


Avartaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Āvartakī (आवर्तकी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Cassia auriculata, synonym of Senna auriculata (matura tea tree) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.135-136 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Āvartakī is known in Hindi as Maroḍaphalī.

Āvartakī is mentioned as having eleven synonyms: Tindukinī, Vibhāṇḍī, Viṣāṇikā, Raṅgalatā, Manojñā, Raktapuṣpī, Mahadādijālī, Pītakīlā, Carmaraṅgā and Vāmāvartā.

Properties and characteristics: “Āvartakī is astringent and sour and has cold potency. It alleviates the vitiated pitta-doṣa”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Avartaki in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Dillenia indica L. from the Dilleniaceae (Karmal) family. For the possible medicinal usage of avartaki, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Avartaki in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna auriculata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia densistipulata Taub. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas (1895)
· Pharmaceutical Biology (2002)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2541)
· Flora Indica (1832)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Avartaki, for example health benefits, side effects, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Āvartakī (आवर्तकी):—[=ā-vartakī] [from ā-vartaka > ā-vṛt] f. Name of a creeping plant, [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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