Chandrika, Chandrikā: 3 definitions


Chandrika means something in Hindi, biology. 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 Chandrika has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Candrika. It further has the optional forms Chandrikā, Chandrīkā and Chāndrika.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chandrika [चन्द्रिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Trigonella foenum-graecum from the Fabaceae (Pea) family. For the possible medicinal usage of chandrika, 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.

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

1) Chandrika in India is the name of a plant defined with Elettaria cardamomum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amomum racemosum Ruiz & Pav. (among others).

2) Chandrika is also identified with Lepidium sativum It has the synonym Crucifera nasturtium E.H.L. Krause (etc.).

3) Chandrika is also identified with Rauvolfia serpentina It has the synonym Ophioxylon trifoliatum Gaertn. (etc.).

4) Chandrika is also identified with Trigonella foenum-graecum It has the synonym Medicago tibetana (Alef.) Vassilcz. (etc.).

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

· Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1812)
· Acta Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. URSS (1953)
· Cytologia (1991)
· Flora (1845)
· Landwirthschaftliche Flora (1866)
· Flora Peruviana, et Chilensis (1798)

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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Chandrika in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) the moonlight, moonshine..—chandrika (चंद्रिका) is alternatively transliterated as Caṃdrikā.

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