Jantuka, Jantukā: 9 definitions


Jantuka 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Jantukā (जन्तुका) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant possibly identified with Ferula foetida (asafoetida) from the Apiaceae or “celery” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.126-129 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: R. N. Soḍhal considers Jantukā as Hiṅgu (Ferula foetida Regel Umbelliferae/Apiaceae). Raghuvīr Prasāda Trivedī considers Jantukā a parasitic creeper (vṛkṣaruhā); the fruits are like Kapikacchu, thus he identifies it with Cuscuta chinensis Lank. (Convolvulaceae), a plant used in Vietnam as Tho ty tu. Chopra identifies Jantukā with Garcinia lucida Roxb. Vaidyaka Śabda Sindhu equates it with Lākṣā.

Jantukā is mentioned as having twenty-one synonyms: Jantukārī, Jananī, Cakravartinī, Tiryakphalā, Niśāndhā, Bahupatrā, Supatrikā, Rājakṛṣṇā, Janeṣṭā, Kapikacchuphalopamā, Rañjanī, Sūkṣmavallī, Bhramarī, Kṛṣṇavallikā, Vijjulikā, Vṛkṣaruhā, Granthiparṇī, Suvallikā, Taruvallī and Dīrghaphalā.

Properties and characteristics: “Jantukā is cold in potency and bitter in rasa. It controls bleeding from different parts of the body (rakta-pitta) and vitiated kapha. It cures burning sensations, thirst and vomitting. It is excelent appetiser and digestive stimulant (dīpanī)”.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jantuka in India is the name of a plant defined with Gardenia resinifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Genipa resinifera Baill. (among others).

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

· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Ned. Kruidk. Arch. (1851)
· Novae Plantarum Species (1821)
· Hist. Pl. (Baillon) (1880)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Flora Indica (1824)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Jantuka, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, side effects, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, 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

Jantukā (जन्तुका).—Lac.

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

Jantukā (जन्तुका).—f.

(-kā) Lac. E. ka added to jantu. jantubhiḥ kāyati kai ka . lākṣāyām . nābhihiṅguni ca .

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

1) Jantuka (जन्तुक):—[from janīya] m. Name of a man [plural] his descendants [gana] upakādi (jat and jant, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 28 and 30], jaturaka, [30])

2) Jantukā (जन्तुका):—[from jantuka > janīya] f. = ntu-rasa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = jatu-kṛt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Jantukā (जन्तुका):—(kā) 1. f. Lac.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jantuka (जन्तुक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jaṃtuga, Jaṃtuya.

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Jantuka 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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