Kadakhya, Kadākhya, Kad-akhya: 8 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kadakhya in India is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aplotaxis lappa Decaisne (among others).

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

· CIS Chromosome Inform. Serv. (1993)
· Dict. Sci. Nat. (1827)
· Phytomedicine (2002)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Archives de Botanique (1833)
· Iconographia Cormophytorum Sinicorum (6700)

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kadākhya (कदाख्य).—A medicinal plant (kuṣṭha).

Derivable forms: kadākhyam (कदाख्यम्).

Kadākhya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kad and ākhya (आख्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kadākhya (कदाख्य).—(?) (so Sanskrit Lex., nt., a name for the kuṣṭha plant), a name of some plant: Mahāvastu ii.86.11 (verse) yato yavā kadākhyā (Senart's em., mss. kadāyā, kaṭhāyā) ca kovidārā ca phullitā. Very uncertain.

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

Kadākhya (कदाख्य).—n.

(-khyaṃ) A plant, commonly Kur'h or Kud'h, (Costus speciosus.) E. kat bad, ākhyā name, ill named: having a bad name or reputation.

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

1) Kadākhya (कदाख्य):—[=kad-ākhya] [from kad] mfn. having a bad name, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Costus Speciosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (commonly called Kuṣṭha).

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

Kadākhya (कदाख्य):—[kadā+khya] (khyaṃ) 1. n. A plant (Costus).

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Kadakhya in German

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