Barhicuda, Barhicūḍā, Barhi-cuda: 5 definitions


Barhicuda 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Barhichuda.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Barhicūḍā (बर्हिचूडा) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant possibly identified with Celosia cristata Linn., synonym of Celosia argentea var. cristata or “cockscomb” from the Amaranthaceae or “amaranth” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.50-51 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Barhicūḍā has a controversial identity and is either identified with 1) Celosia cristata Linn., 2) Actiniopteris dichotoma Bedd., 3) Celosia argentea Linn., 4) Elephantopus scaber Linn., 5) Adiantum caudatum Linn.

Barhicūḍā is mentioned as having seven synonyms: Śikhinī, Śikhālu, Suśikhā, Śikhā, Śikhābalā, Kekiśikhā and [all syononyms of Mayūra-preceeding Śikhā].

Properties and characteristics: “Barhicūḍā is sweet (madhura) in taste (rasa) and cures dysuria (mūtrakṛcchra). It relieves Bālagraha (a condition where children are being teased or being influenced by the supernatural powers, demons or stars). It is also considered as Vaśīkaraṇa or Vaśyakarma, i.e. to make one tamed or subdued with the help of maṇi-mantra or Oṣadhi (maṇimantrauṣadhairāyattīkaraṇam)”.

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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)

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

1) Barhicuda in India is the name of a plant defined with Actiniopteris dichotoma in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Actiniopteris dichotoma Bedd. (among others).

2) Barhicuda is also identified with Clerodendrum viscosum It has the synonym Clerodendrum infortunatum Gaertn. (etc.).

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

· FBI (1885)
· Schlüssel Hortus indicus malabaricus (1818)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1788)
· Glimpses Cytogenet. India (1992)
· Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) (1871)
· Jardin de la Malmaison (1803)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Barhicuda, for example extract dosage, diet and recipes, health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, side effects, 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

[«previous next»] — Barhicuda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Barhicūḍā (बर्हिचूडा):—[=barhi-cūḍā] [from barhi > barha] f. Celosia Cristata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Barhicuda in German

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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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