Chitra, Chitrā: 2 definitions


Chitra 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 Chitra has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Citra. It further has the optional forms Chitrā.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chitra in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Berberis aristata DC. from the Berberidaceae (Barberry) family having the following synonyms: Berberis coccinea, Berberis macrophylla. For the possible medicinal usage of chitra, 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) Chitra in English is the name of a plant defined with Berberis aristata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Berberis aristata Sims.

2) Chitra in India is also identified with Berberis lycium.

3) Chitra is also identified with Citrullus lanatus It has the synonym Cucurbita anguria Duchesne ex Lam., nom. illeg. (etc.).

4) Chitra is also identified with Embelia ribes It has the synonym Embelia garciniifolia Miq. (etc.).

5) Chitra is also identified with Imperata cylindrica It has the synonym Calamagrostis lagurus (L.) Koeler (etc.).

6) Chitra is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (etc.).

7) Chitra is also identified with Saraca indica It has the synonym Jonesia confusa Hassk. (etc.).

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

· Flora (1846)
· Annali di Botanica (1987)
· Naturalientausch (1825)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1900)
· Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica (1942)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae (1864)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chitra, for example extract dosage, chemical composition, diet and recipes, 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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