Karallamu: 2 definitions


Karallamu 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Karallamu in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Karallamu in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Caralluma fimbriata Wall. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Ceropegia adscendens var. fimbriata. For the possible medicinal usage of karallamu, 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.

Karallamu in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. from the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family having the following synonyms: Amomum zerumbet, Zerumbet zingiber, Amomum silvestre.

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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)

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

1) Karallamu in India is the name of a plant defined with Zingiber montanum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jaegera montana (J. König ex Retz.) Giseke (among others).

2) Karallamu is also identified with Zingiber zerumbet It has the synonym Amomum sylvestre (Garsault) Lam., nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum (1831)
· Hortus Cantabrigiensis ed. 7 (1812)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1807)
· Fl. Bihar, (2001)
· FBI (1892)
· Exot. Bot. (1806)

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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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