Kantakiphala, Kaṇṭakiphala, Kantakin-phala: 8 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kaṇṭakiphala (कण्टकिफल) is another name for Samaṣṭhilā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.23-25 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kaṇṭakiphala and Samaṣṭhilā, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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)

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

1) Kantakiphala in India is the name of a plant defined with Artocarpus heterophyllus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Artocarpus brasiliensis Gomez (among others).

2) Kantakiphala is also identified with Artocarpus integra It has the synonym Artocarpus champeden (Lour.) Stokes (etc.).

3) Kantakiphala is also identified with Artocarpus integrifolius It has the synonym Artocarpus integrifolia L.f..

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

· Supplementum Plantarum Systematis Vegetabilium Editionis Decimae Tertiae (1782)
· Characteres Generum Plantarum (1775)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Interpr. Rumphius Herbarium Amboinenese (1917)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kantakiphala, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, 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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇṭakiphala (कण्टकिफल).—the bread-fruit tree (panasa).

- मधुखर्जुरी (madhukharjurī) plant.

Derivable forms: kaṇṭakiphalaḥ (कण्टकिफलः).

Kaṇṭakiphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṇṭakin and phala (फल).

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

Kaṇṭakiphala (कण्टकिफल).—m.

(-laḥ) The Indian bread-fruit tree or Jaka. (Artocarpus integrifolia:) see kaṇṭakaphala; also kaṇṭakīphala.

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Kaṇṭakīphala (कण्टकीफल).—m.

(-laḥ) See kaṇṭakiphala, &c.

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

Kaṇṭakiphala (कण्टकिफल):—[=kaṇṭaki-phala] [from kaṇṭaki > kaṇṭa] m. = kaṇṭaka-phala q.v., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kaṇṭakiphala (कण्टकिफल):—[kaṇṭaki-phala] (laḥ) 1. m. The Indian bread-fruit tree.

2) Kaṇṭakīphala (कण्टकीफल):—(laḥ) 1. m. See kaṇṭakiphala.

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