Cempai, Cēmpai: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Cempai in India is the name of a plant defined with Colocasia esculenta in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Arum chinense L. (among others).

2) Cempai is also identified with Parkinsonia aculeata It has the synonym Parkinsonia thornberi M.E. Jones.

3) Cempai is also identified with Sesbania sesban It has the synonym Sesbania aegyptiaca Pers., nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· Meletemata Botanica (1832)
· Webbia (1972)
· Cytologia (1998)
· Philippine Journal of Science (1912)
· Phytotherapy Research (1992)
· Listados Florísticos de México (1983)

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

Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cempai (செம்பை) noun

1. Common sesban. See சிற்றகத்தி. [sirragathi.] (L.)

2. Jerusalem thorn. See சீமைச்செம்பை. [simaichembai.] (L.)

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Cēmpai (சேம்பை) noun See சேம்பு. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [sembu. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Cempai (செம்பை) noun A disease affecting paddy crop; நெற்பயிரின் நோய்வகை. [nerpayirin noyvagai.] (நீலகேசி [nilagesi], 366, உரை. [urai.])

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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