Cakramarda; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chakramarda.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Cakramarda in Ayurveda glossaries]

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 Āyurvedic 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.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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