Kakanasa, Kākanāsā, Kaka-nasa, Kakanasha: 8 definitions


Kakanasa 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

Kākanāsā (काकनासा) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant possibly possibly related to Kākādanī, according to verse 3.107-109 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Both the drugs, Kākanāsā and Kākādanī are of doubtful identity and were controversial even during the times of Suśruta.

Kākanāsā is mentioned as having thirteen synonyms: Dhvāṅkṣanāsā, Kākatuṇḍā, Vāyasī, Suraṅgī, Taskarasnāyu, Dhvāṅkṣatuṇḍā, Sunāsikā, Vāyasāhvā, Dhvāṅkṣanakhī, Kākākṣā, Dhvāṅkṣanāsikā and Kākaprāṇā.

Properties and characteristics: “Kākanāsā 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”.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kakanasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Leea aequata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Leea kurzii C.B. Clarke (among others).

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

· Mant. Pl. (1767)
· Hortus Regius Botanicus Hafniensis (1813)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1824)
· Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. (1825)
· Notulae Systematicae. (1910)
· Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1881)

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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

Kākanāsā (काकनासा).—different kinds of trees.

Kākanāsā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāka and nāsā (नासा). See also (synonyms): kākanāsikā, kākanāsikī.

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

Kākanāśā (काकनाशा).—f.

(-śā) A plant, commonly Vakapushpa: see vakapuṣpa.

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Kākanāsā (काकनासा).—f.

(-sā) A plant: see kākajaṅghā; also kākanāsikā.

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

1) Kākanāsa (काकनास):—[=kāka-nāsa] [from kāka] m. the plant Asteracantha Longifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kākanāsā (काकनासा):—[=kāka-nāsā] [from kāka-nāsa > kāka] f. the plant Leea Hirta, [Suśruta]

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

1) Kākanāśā (काकनाशा):—[kāka-nāśā] (śā) 1. f. A plant.

2) Kākanāsā (काकनासा):—[kāka-nāsā] (sā) 1. f. Leea hirta.

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Kakanasa 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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