Bhumikadamba, Bhūmikadamba, Bhumi-kadamba, Bhūmīkadamba: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhūmikadamba (भूमिकदम्ब) is one of the three varieties of Kadamba, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Neolamarckia cadamba (burflower-tree). Caraka classifies Kadamba in the Śākavarga group (vegetables) of medicinal plants

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.97), the bhūmi variety of Kadamba variety has 7 synonyms: Bhūnimba, Bhūmija, Bhṛṅgavallabha, Laghupuṣpa, Vṛttapuṣpa, Viṣaghna and Vraṇahāraka.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Bhumikadamba in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhumikadamba [भूमिकदम्ब] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Mitragyna rotundifolia (Roxb.) Kuntze from the Rubiaceae (Coffee) family having the following synonyms: Mitragyna brunonis, Nauclea brunonis, Nauclea rotundifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of bhumikadamba, 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)

1) Bhumikadamba in India is the name of a plant defined with Mitragyna parvifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nauclea parvifolia Willd., nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Bhumikadamba is also identified with Sphaeranthus indicus It has the synonym Sphaeranthus indicus Gaertn. (etc.).

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

· Observ. Naucl. Indic. (1839)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Nat. Hist. (1877)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Nucleus (1975)

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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»] — Bhumikadamba in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūmikadamba (भूमिकदम्ब).—a kind of Kadamba.

Derivable forms: bhūmikadambaḥ (भूमिकदम्बः).

Bhūmikadamba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūmi and kadamba (कदम्ब).

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Bhūmīkadamba (भूमीकदम्ब).—= भूमिकदम्बः (bhūmikadambaḥ).

Derivable forms: bhūmīkadambaḥ (भूमीकदम्बः).

Bhūmīkadamba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūmī and kadamba (कदम्ब).

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

1) Bhūmikadamba (भूमिकदम्ब):—[=bhūmi-kadamba] [from bhūmi > bhū] m. a kind of Kadamba, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Bhūmīkadamba (भूमीकदम्ब):—[=bhūmī-kadamba] [from bhūmī > bhū] m. = bhūmi-kadamba q.v.

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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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