Kacchura, aka: Kacchurā; 3 Definition(s)

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Kacchura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kachchhura.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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1) Kacchurā (कच्छुरा) is another name for Kapikacchu, a medicinal plant identified with Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean or cowhage or cowitch) from the Fabaceae or “bean family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.50-53 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kacchurā and Kapikacchu, there are a total of twenty-six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Kacchurā (कच्छुरा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Yavāsa, a medicinal plant identified with Alhagi pseudalhagi, synonym of Alhagi maurorum (“camelthorn”) from the Fabaceae or legume family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.44-46. Together with the names Kacchurā and Yavāsa, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

3) Kacchurā (कच्छुरा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Dhanvayāsa, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.53-55. Together with the names Kacchurā and Dhanvayāsa, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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Kacchura (कच्छुर).—a. [kacchū-ra hrasvaśca P.V.2.17 Vārt.]

1) Scabby, itchy.

2) Unchaste, libidinous.

3) Poor, wretched

-rā Name of several plants; शटी, शूकशिम्बी (śaṭī, śūkaśimbī) (Mar. dhamāsā, kuyalī, dhāyaṭī).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kacchura (कच्छुर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Scabby, itchy. 2. Unchaste, libidinous. f.

(-rā) 1. A plant, (a species of Hedysarum?) 2. Cowach, (Dolichos carpopogon.) 3. Another plant: see śaṭhu. E. kacchu itch or scab, and ra aff.

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