Chetaki: 3 definitions


Chetaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhetaki.

Ambiguity: Although Chetaki has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cetaki. It further has the optional forms Chetakī.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Chetaki (छेतकि):—One of the seven varieties of Harītakī (‘yellow myrobalan tree’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It has three creases in fruit skin and is useful for purgation. It is available throughout Himachal Pradesh.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chetaki [चेतकी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum grandiflorum L. from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum. For the possible medicinal usage of chetaki, 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.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Chetaki in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum grandiflorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum (L.) Stokes (among others).

2) Chetaki is also identified with Terminalia chebula It has the synonym Myrobalanus chebula (Retz.) Gaertn. (etc.).

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

· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1790)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1996)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1932)
· Bot. Comment. (1830)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Cytologia (1992)

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