Cakramarda: 2 definitions
Cakramarda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chakramarda.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Cakramarda (चक्रमर्द) is a Sanskrit word referring to Cassia tora (“sickle senna”). It is a type of legume (śamīdhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. It is also known as Cakragaja. The plant Cakramarda is part of the Śamīdhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of legumes”. Cakramarda is also mentioed as part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Cakramarda alleviates kapha and vāta.
According to the Bhāvaprakāśa it has the following synonyms: Prapunnāṭa, Dadrughna, Meṣalocana, Padmāṭa, Eḍagaja, Cakrī and Punnāṭa. The Bhāvaprakāśa is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cakramarda (चक्रमर्द):—[=cakra-marda] [from cakra] m. = -gaja, [Suśruta iv, 9, 11.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Cakramardaka.
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