Champaka: 1 definition

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Champaka 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.

Ambiguity: Although Champaka has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Campaka. It further has the optional forms Chaṃpaka and Champakā.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Champaka [चम्पकः] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre from the Magnoliaceae (Magnolia) family having the following synonyms: Michelia champaca, Michelia rheedei, Champaca michelia. For the possible medicinal usage of champaka, 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.

Champaka in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Magnolia x alba (DC.) Figlar from the Magnoliaceae (Magnolia) family having the following synonyms: Michelia alba.

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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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