Kanthapunkha: 2 definitions
Kanthapunkha 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)
Kanthapunkha [कण्ठपुंखा] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Tephrosia uniflora subsp. petrosa (Blatt. & Hallb.)J.B.Gillett & Ali from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Tephrosia petrosa. For the possible medicinal usage of kanthapunkha, 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.
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)
Kanthapunkha in India is the name of a plant defined with Tephrosia uniflora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tephrosia uniflora auct. non Pers. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1918)
· Kew Bulletin (1958)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Kanthapunkha, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, chemical composition, side effects, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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