Kantakarika, Kaṇṭakārīkā, Kaṇṭakārikā: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kaṇṭakārīkā (कण्टकारीका):—Another name for Kaṇṭakārī (Solanum xanthocarpum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (K) next»] — Kantakarika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇṭakārikā (कण्टकारिका).—Solanum Jacquini; also the fruit of this tree.

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

Kaṇṭakārikā (कण्टकारिका).—f.

(-kā) A sort of prickly nightshade, (Solanum jacquini.) E. kaṇṭaka a thorn, to go, aṇ affix, kan added with the feminine temination; also kaṇṭakārī.

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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. 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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