Canakam, Caṇakam, Caṉakam, Cāṇakam, Cāṇākam, Cāṉakam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Canakam in India is the name of a plant defined with Cicer arietinum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ononis crotalariodes M.E. Jones (among others).

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

· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· A Revised Handbook of the Flora of Ceylon (1991)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1980)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1985)
· Contributions to Western Botany (1929)

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

[«previous next»] — Canakam in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Caṇakam (சணகம்) noun < caṇaka. Bengal gram; கடலை. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [kadalai. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Caṇakam (சணகம்) noun Yellow wood-sorrel. See புளியாரை. [puliyarai.] (W.)

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Caṉakam (சனகம்) noun < janaka. A subtle karma which determines the caste of an individual; சாதிக்குக் காரணமான சூக்குமவினை வகை. [sathikkug karanamana sukkumavinai vagai.] (சிவஞானபோத பாஷ்யம் [sivagnanapotha pashyam] 2, 2, பக். [pag.] 116.)

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Caṉakam (சனகம்) noun cf. aśmantaka. Yellow wood-sorrel. See புளியாரை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [puliyarai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Cāṇakam (சாணகம்) noun cf. chagaṇa. [Malayalam: cāṇakam.] See சாணம்¹. [sanam¹.] சாணகமானும் மிதித்த விடத்துக் காலைக் கழீஇ [sanagamanum mithitha vidathug kalaig kazhii] (இறையனாரகப் பொருள் [iraiyanaragap porul] 3, உரை [urai]).

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Cāṇākam (சாணாகம்) noun See சாணம்¹. [sanam¹.]சாணாகத்தைக்கொண்டு மெழுகுமளவிலே [sanagathaikkondu mezhugumalavile] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 249, உரை [urai]).

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Cāṉakam (சானகம்) noun probably from śarāsana. Bow; வில். (அகராதி நிகண்டு). [vil. (agarathi nigandu).]

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Caṇakam (சணகம்) noun < śaṇaka. Hemp; சணல். [sanal.] (தத்துவப்பிரகாசம் [thathuvappiragasam] 156, உரை. [urai.])

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