Kampillaka, Kāmpillaka: 11 definitions


Kampillaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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»] — Kampillaka in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kampillaka (कम्पिल्लक) is a Sanskrit word referring to the Mallotus philippensis (kamala tree), from the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known by the name Recanaka in Sanskrit. Other commonly used names in English include “red kamala” and “kumkum tree”. According to the Suśruta-saṃhitā, the plant belongs to the Shyamadi group of medicinal drugs.

According to the Bhāvaprakāśa it has the following synonyms: Kāmpilla, Karkaśa, Candra, Raktāṅga and Rocana. The Bhāvaprakāśa is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), the kamala tree (kampillaka) has the following synonyms: Kampilla, Kāmpilla, Tuṅga, Puruṣa, Punnāman, Punnāmā, Punnāga, Nāga, Pāṭala, Kesara, Kesarin, Kāñcana, Raktacūrṇaka, Raktakesara, Raktapuṣpa, Raktareṇu, Raktāṅga, Lohitāṅga, Recaka, Recana, Rañjaka and Aruṇa.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Kampillaka (कम्पिल्लक).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—The red powdery substance obtained from the fruits of Kampillaka is used as anthelmintic, purgative and wound-healing.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kampillaka in Theravada glossary
Source: Sacred Texts: The Jatakas

Kampillaka:—The name of a kingdom mentioned in the Brahmadatta-Jātaka. The Jātaka relates a story of a Pañcāla king dwelling in the Himālaya country as an ascetic.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Kampillaka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kampillaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Casearia nigrescens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Guidonia elliptica (Tul.) Baill. (among others).

2) Kampillaka is also identified with Euphorbia tirucalli It has the synonym Arthrothamnus bergii Klotzsch & Garcke (etc.).

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

· Rev. Bot. Appliq. Agric. Trop. (1933)
· Reisen in Britisch-Guiana
· Journal of Natural Products (Lloydia) (1986)
· Abh. Akad. Berlin (1859)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Bulletin du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (1905)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kampillaka, for example health benefits, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, 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»] — Kampillaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmpillaka (काम्पिल्लक).—

1) Name of a tree; काम्पिल्लकप्रसवपाटवगण्डपालि (kāmpillakaprasavapāṭavagaṇḍapāli) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.31.

2) A perfume (śuṇḍārocanī).

Derivable forms: kāmpillakaḥ (काम्पिल्लकः).

See also (synonyms): kāmpila, kāmpilla.

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

Kāmpillaka (काम्पिल्लक).—(v.l. Kam°), adj., of Kampilla (Kām-pilya): Mahāvastu iii.156.12 °ko ca rājā Brahmadatto.

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

Kāmpillakā (काम्पिल्लका).—f.

(-kā) See the preceding.

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

1) Kampillaka (कम्पिल्लक):—[from kamp] m. ([Suśruta]) idem

2) Kāmpillaka (काम्पिल्लक):—[from kāmpila] m. (= kāmpilya), Name of a plant, [Mālatīmādhava]

3) [from kāmpila] n. a kind of medicinal substance (śuṇḍārocanikā), [Suśruta]

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

Kāmpillakā (काम्पिल्लका):—(kā) 1. f. Idem.

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