Jimutaka, aka: Jīmūtaka; 1 Definition(s)

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Jīmūtaka (जीमूतक) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinata (bitter sponge gourd or bitter luffa) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.58-60 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Jīmūtaka is commonly known in Hindi as Ghagarvel or Vandāla; in Marathi as Kukurvel; in Gujurati as Kukad-vel; in Telugu as Panivirā; in Kannada as Devadangara; and in Bengali as Deyatadā or Ghośalatā.

Jīmūtaka is mentioned as having nineteen synonyms: Kaṇṭaphalā, Garāgarī, Veṇī, Sahā, Kaṭphalā, Ghorā, Kadambā, Viṣahā, Karkaṭī, Devadālī, Sāramūṣikā, Vṛttakoṣā, Viṣaghnī, Dālī, Lomaśapatrikā, Turaṅgikā, Tarkārī and Kośaphalā.

Properties and characteristics: “Devadālī [eg., Jīmūtaka] is bitter (tikta), pungent (kaṭu) in rasa and hot in potency. It eradicates anaemia and diseases due to . It cures piles, asthma, cough, jaundice and relieves of ill effects of bad souls”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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Kadamba
Kaḍamba (कडम्ब).—m. (-mbaḥ) 1. The stalk of a potherb. 2. The end or point. E. kaḍ to separate,...
Ghora
Ghorā (घोरा) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinata (bi...
Saha
Sahā (सहा).—(also rarely 2 saha, m., q.v.; Sanskrit Lex. earth, but in lit. only BHS), name of ...
Veni
Veṇī.—(IA 17), a stream or river. Note: veṇī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” a...
Dali
Dālī (दाली) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinata (bit...
Katphala
1) Kaṭphalā (कट्फला) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echi...
Karkati
Karkaṭī (कर्कटी) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinata...
Vishaghni
1) Viṣaghnī (विषघ्नी) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa ech...
Kosaphala
Kośaphalā (कोशफला) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echina...
Kantaphala
1) Kaṇṭaphalā (कण्टफला) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa e...
Devadali
Devadālī (देवदाली) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echina...
Vrittakosha
Vṛttakoṣā (वृत्तकोषा) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa ech...
Turangika
Turaṅgikā (तुरङ्गिका) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa ech...
Devadangara
Devadangara in the Kannada language is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified ...
Tarkari
Tarkārī (तर्कारी) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinat...

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