Ikshugandha, Ikṣugandha, Ikshu-gandha: 8 definitions


Ikshugandha 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.

The Sanskrit term Ikṣugandha can be transliterated into English as Iksugandha or Ikshugandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Ikṣugandha (इक्षुगन्ध) is another name for Kṣudragokṣura, a medicinal plant related with Gokṣura (Tribulus terrestris Linn.), according to verse 4.40-43 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Gokṣura is of two kinds i.e. with smaller and bigger fruits. Both these species have more than three spikes. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Ikṣugandha and Kṣudragokṣura, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Ikṣugandhā (इक्षुगन्धा) is another name for Kokilākṣa, a medicinal plant identified with Astercantha longifolia Nees., a synonym of synonym of Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.191-193. Together with the names Ikṣugandhā and Kokilākṣa, there are a total of fourteen 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Iksugandha in India is the name of a plant defined with Pueraria tuberosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hedysarum tuberosum Roxb. ex Willd. (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum.
· A Forest Flora for the Punjab with Hazara and Delhi. (1973)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) (1825)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ikṣugandha (इक्षुगन्ध).—Saccharum Spontaneum (Mar. laghu- gokharū).

Derivable forms: ikṣugandhaḥ (इक्षुगन्धः).

Ikṣugandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ikṣu and gandha (गन्ध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ikṣugandhā (इक्षुगन्धा).—f.

(-ndhā) 1. A kind of reed, (Saccharum spontaneum.) 2. Barleria longifolia, (this and its synonyms are also applied to Capparis spinosa and Tribulus lanuginosus: see kokilākṣa and gokṣuraka.) 3. Convolvulus paniculatus: bhūmikuṣmāṇḍa. E. ikṣu and gandha smell; having the odor of the sugar-cane.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ikṣugandha (इक्षुगन्ध):—[=ikṣu-gandha] [from ikṣu] m. Saccharum Spontaneum

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of Asteracantha Longifolia

3) Ikṣugandhā (इक्षुगन्धा):—[=ikṣu-gandhā] [from ikṣu-gandha > ikṣu] f. Saccharum Spontaneum, Asteracantha Longifolia, Capparis Spinosa, Batatas Paniculata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ikṣugandhā (इक्षुगन्धा):—[ikṣu-gandhā] (ndhā) 1. f. A kind of reed.

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