Citrapushpi, Citrapuṣpī, Citra-pushpi: 4 definitions

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Citrapushpi 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.

The Sanskrit term Citrapuṣpī can be transliterated into English as Citrapuspi or Citrapushpi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrapushpi.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Citrapuṣpī (चित्रपुष्पी) is another name for Ambaṣṭhā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.77-79 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Ambaṣṭhā is a highly controversial plant. Vaidyas use different plants at different places for this. The reason is the confused description of the drug by various authors. Together with the names Citrapuṣpī and Ambaṣṭhā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citrapushpi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Citrapuṣpī (चित्रपुष्पी):—[=citra-puṣpī] [from citra > cit] f. ‘variegated-blossomed’, Hibiscus cannabinus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Citrapushpi in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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