Chavya, Chavyā: 2 definitions


Chavya means something in 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 Chavya has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cavya. It further has the optional forms Chavyā.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chavya in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Piper boehmeriifolium (Miq.) Wall. ex C. DC. from the Piperaceae (Pepper) family having the following synonyms: Chavica boehmeriaefolia, Piper boehmeriaefolia?. For the possible medicinal usage of chavya, 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.

Chavya [चव्या] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don from the Piperaceae (Pepper) family having the following synonyms: Piper brachystachyum, Piper guigual.

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

Chavya in India is the name of a plant defined with Gossypium herbaceum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gossypium hirsutum L. (among others).

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

· Acta Botanica Sinica (1985)
· Brittonia (1968)
· Fl. Chiapas (1990)
· FBI (1874)
· Species Plantarum (1763)
· Caryologia (1986)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chavya, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, 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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