Jimutaka, Jīmūtaka: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

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 Gujarati 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”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jīmūtaka (जीमूतक):—[from jīmūta] m. Lepeocercis serrata, [Suśruta i;iv, 18.]

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Jimutaka 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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