Hastikarni, aka: Hastikarṇī; 1 Definition(s)


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Hastikarṇī (हस्तिकर्णी) is another name (synonym) for Raktairaṇḍa: one of the three varieties of Eraṇḍa, which is a Sanskrit name representing Ricinus communis (castor-oil-plant). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 8.55-57), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Eraṇḍa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Eraṇḍa (एरण्ड).—The castor-oil plant; (a small tree with a scanty number of leaves); and hence ...
Raktairaṇḍa (रक्तैरण्ड, “red eraṇḍa”) refers to one of the three varieties of Eraṇḍa, the Sa...

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