Kakadani, Kākādanī, Kaka-adani: 10 definitions


Kakadani 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

1) Kākādanī (काकादनी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant possibly possibly related to Kākanāsā, according to verse 3.110-112 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Both the drugs, Kākādanī and Kākanāsā are of doubtful identity and were controversial even during the times of Suśruta.

Kākādanī is mentioned as having thirteen synonyms: Kākapīlu, Kākaśimbī, Raktalā, Dhvāṅkṣādanī, Vaktraśalyā, Durmohā, Vāyasādanī., Kākatuṇḍī, Dhvāṅkṣanakhī, Vāyasī, Kākadantikā and Dhvāṅkṣadantī.

Properties and characteristics: “Kākādanī is sweet in rasa and cold in potency. It cures vitiated pitta, it is rejuvenative and gives firmness to the body. It is specially useful in the premature greying of hair”.

2) Kākādanī (काकादनी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Śvetaguñjā, one of the two varieties of Guñjā: a medicinal plants identified with Abrus precatorius (Indian licorice or rosary pea) from the Fabaceae or “legume family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.113-116.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Kākādanī (काकादनी) is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.86): “A kalka or paste made of Kākādani with its juice or Kākamācī or both, with their oils. effectively combat poison. The oils of Kapittha and Śaṅkhapuṣpa or both mixed with ghee, Kākādanī and Kākamāci will be equally effective”.

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kakadani in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Anamirta cocculus (L.) Wight & Arn. from the Menispermaceae (Moonseed) family having the following synonyms: Cocculus indicus, Menispermum cocculus, Anamirta paniculata. For the possible medicinal usage of kakadani, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kakadani [काकादनी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Capparis sepiaria L. from the Capparaceae (caper) family.

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

1) Kakadani in India is the name of a plant defined with Abrus precatorius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abrus precatorius var. novoguineensis Zipp. ex Miq. (among others).

2) Kakadani is also identified with Anamirta cocculus It has the synonym Menispermum lacunosum Lam. (etc.).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1997)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1905)
· Botanica Macaronesica (1980)
· Revue de zoologie et de botanique africaines (1932)
· Economic Botany (1990)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)

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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

Kākādanī (काकादनी).—The Gunja plant.

Kākādanī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāka and adanī (अदनी).

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

Kākādanī (काकादनी).—f. (-nī) The Gunja-plant: see kākaciñcā. E. kāka, adana food, ṅīp fem. aff.

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

1) Kākādanī (काकादनी):—[from kāka] f. idem [gana] gaurādi, [Pāṇini 4-1, 41]

2) [v.s. ...] a white variety of the Abrus precatorius, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] the plant Capparis sepiaria.

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

Kākādanī (काकादनी):—[kākā-danī] (nī) 3. f. The ganja plant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kakadani 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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