Kantaphali, Kaṇṭaphalī, Kanta-phali: 3 definitions
Kantaphali 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Kaṇṭaphalī (कण्टफली) is another name for Jhiñjhirīṭā, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Triumfetta rhomboidea Jack. (synonym: Triumfetta bartramia Linn.) or “diamond burbark” from the Malvaceae or “mallows” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.201-202 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 Kaṇṭaphalī and Jhiñjhirīṭā, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Kantaphali [कांटाफली] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Triumfetta rotundifolia Lam. from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Triumfetta orbiculata, Triumfetta bilocularis. For the possible medicinal usage of kantaphali, 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)
Kantaphali in India is the name of a plant defined with Triumfetta rotundifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Taxon (1979)
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