Ikshura, Ikṣura: 10 definitions


Ikshura 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 Ikṣura can be transliterated into English as Iksura or Ikshura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Ikṣura (इक्षुर) 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 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Ikṣura 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Iksura in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Barleria buxifolia Barleria buxifolia L. from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family. For the possible medicinal usage of iksura, 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) Ikshura in India is the name of a plant defined with Chionachne gigantea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Coix arundinacea Lam. (among others).

2) Ikshura is also identified with Chionachne koenigii It has the synonym Polytoca barbata Stapf (etc.).

3) Ikshura is also identified with Coix koenigii It has the synonym Chionachne barbata (Roxb.) Aitch. (etc.).

4) Ikshura is also identified with Hygrophila auriculata It has the synonym Asteracantha longifolia (L.) Nees (etc.).

5) Ikshura is also identified with Saccharum officinarum It has the synonym Saccharum rubicundum Cuzent & Pancher ex Drake (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· Berichte der Schweizerischen Botanischen Gesellschaft (1976)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum (1833)
· Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte (1836)
· Berberides Americae Australis (1857)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ikshura, for example diet and recipes, extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, side effects, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ikṣura (इक्षुर).—

1) Sugar-cane.

2) Name of a kind of grass (kāśa) cf. Mātaṅga L.9.21.

Derivable forms: ikṣuraḥ (इक्षुरः).

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

Ikṣura (इक्षुर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Sugar-cane. 2. Barleria longifolia or Tribulus lanugi- nosus. 3. Saccharum spontaneum. E. ikṣu sugar-cane and ra what gives, from and ḍa aff.

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

1) Ikṣura (इक्षुर):—[from ikṣu] m. Capparis Spinosa

2) [v.s. ...] Asteracantha Longifolia

3) [v.s. ...] Saccharum Spontaneum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ikṣura (इक्षुर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ikshura 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ikṣura (ಇಕ್ಷುರ):—[noun] the plant Barleria longiflora of Acanthaceae family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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