Avattam, Avaṭṭam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Avattam in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome viscosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lagansa alba Raf., nom. illeg. (among others).

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

· Phytotherapy Research (1991)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Phytomedicine (2002)
· Leaflets of Philippine Botany (2574)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1897)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1824)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Avattam, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, health benefits, side effects, pregnancy safety, 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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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Avattam (அவத்தம்) noun < a-baddha.

1. Nonsense, falsehood. See அபத்தம். அமணர்சொல் லவத்தமாவ தறிதிரேல் [apatham. amanarsol lavathamava tharithirel] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 996, 10).

2. That which is useless, vain; பயனற்றது. அல்லல் வாழ்க்கை யுய்ப்பதற் கவத்தமே பிறந்துநீர் [payanarrathu. allal vazhkkai yuyppathar kavathame piranthunir] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 120, 6).

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Avattam (அவத்தம்) noun probably from ava-sthā. Evil, calamity; கேடு. அவத்தங்கள் விளையும் [kedu. avathangal vilaiyum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 10, 3, 9).

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Avattam (அவத்தம்) noun Species of Cleome. See நாய்வேளை, (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [nayvelai, (vaithiya muligai)]

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Avaṭṭam (அவட்டம்) noun cf. அவத்தம். [avatham.] A species of cleome; நாய்வேளை. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [nayvelai. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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