Kakodumbara, Kākodumbara, Kākoḍumbara: 11 definitions


Kakodumbara 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)

[«previous next»] — Kakodumbara in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kākodumbara (काकोदुम्बर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “redwood fig tree”, a tropical fig tree from the Moraceae (mulberry) family of flowering plants, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known by the name Kākoḍumbara, Kākodumbarika (or, Kākoḍumbarika). It has two varieties known as Phalgu and Malpu. The official botanical name is Ficus hispida, and is commonly known in English as “gular-fig green”, “wild fig” and “devil fig”, among others. Kākodumbara was specific for leucoderma/vitiligo during the classical period. Charaka (1000bc) used a paste of the fruit in prescriptios for external application in leucoderma.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Kākodumbara (काकोदुम्बर).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—It is also known as Malapū. It is astringent, bitter and is useful in vitiligo, leprosy and wounds.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Kakodumbara in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kakodumbara in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ficus semicordata Buch. ex J.E. Smith from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family having the following synonyms: Covellia cunia, Ficus cunia, Ficus conglomerata. For the possible medicinal usage of kakodumbara, 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.

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

1) Kakodumbara in India is the name of a plant defined with Ficus hispida in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ficus daemona Vahl (among others).

2) Kakodumbara is also identified with Ficus semicordata It has the synonym Covellia cunia Miq. (etc.).

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

· Journal of Botany (1848)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· The Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore (1960)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Numer. List (4491)
· Annales Museum Botanicum Lugduno-Batavi (1867)

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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

[«previous next»] — Kakodumbara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kākoḍumbara (काकोडुम्बर).—m.

(-raḥ) Opposite-leaved fig-tree, (Ficus oppositifolia.)

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

1) Kākoḍumbara (काकोडुम्बर):—[from kāka] mf(ī). the opposite-leaved fig-tree (Ficus oppositifolia), [Suśruta]

2) Kākodumbara (काकोदुम्बर):—[from kāka] m. = kākoḍumbara.

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

Kākoḍumbara (काकोडुम्बर):—[kāko+ḍumbara] (raḥ) 1. m. Opposite-leaved fig tree (Ficus oppositifolia).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kākodumbara (काकोदुम्बर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kāuṃbara.

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Kakodumbara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kakodumbara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kākōduṃbara (ಕಾಕೋದುಂಬರ):—

1) [noun] the tree Ficus tomentosa of Moraceae family and its fruit.

2) [noun] the tree Ficus hispida (= F. oppositifolia) of the same family and its fuit.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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