Kalameshi, Kālameṣī, Kala-meshi: 9 definitions


Kalameshi 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.

The Sanskrit term Kālameṣī can be transliterated into English as Kalamesi or Kalameshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Kālameṣī (कालमेषी) is another name for Avalguja (Psoralea corylifolia “Malaysian scurfpea”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

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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»] — Kalameshi in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kalameshi in India is the name of a plant defined with Carum carvi in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Carum gracile Lindley (among others).

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

· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Regii Berolinensis Altera (1821)
· Flora Orientalis (1888)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· of the Himalayan Mountains (1835)
· Illustrations of the Botany
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kalameshi, for example chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, diet and recipes, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalameshi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kālameṣī (कालमेषी).—f. the Manjiṣṭha plant.

Kālameṣī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and meṣī (मेषी). See also (synonyms): kālameśikā.

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

Kālameśī (कालमेशी).—f. (-śī) See kālameṣī.

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Kālameṣī (कालमेषी).—f. (-ṣī) 1. A plant, (Serratula anthelmintica.) 2. Bengal madder, (Rubia manjit'h:) see the preceding.

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

1) Kālameṣī (कालमेषी):—[=kāla-meṣī] [from kāla] f. = -meṣikā

2) [v.s. ...] Vernonia anthelminthica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kālameśī (कालमेशी):—[kāla-meśī] (śī) 3. f. Idem.

2) Kālameṣī (कालमेषी):—[kāla-meṣī] (ṣī) 3. f. Idem.

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Kalameshi 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»] — Kalameshi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kālamēṣi (ಕಾಲಮೇಷಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Rubia cordifolia (= R. munjista) of Rubiaceae familly; Indian madder.

2) [noun] the plant Vernonia anthelmintica.

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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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