Karicalai, Karicālai: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Karicalai in India is the name of a plant defined with Eclipta alba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eupatoriophalacron album (L.) Hitchc. (among others).

2) Karicalai is also identified with Eclipta prostrata It has the synonym Wedelia psammophila Poepp. (etc.).

3) Karicalai is also identified with Sphagneticola calendulacea It has the synonym Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.) (Thelechitonia Cuatrec., from the Greek thele ‘nipple’ and chiton ‘a tunic, covering’. (etc.).

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

· Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (1981)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Flora Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus (1794)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1770)
· Notizblatt des Königlichen botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin (1900)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1993)

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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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Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karicalai in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Karicalai (கரிசலை) noun < idem. See கரிசலாங்கண்ணி. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [karisalanganni. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Karicālai (கரிசாலை) noun cf. கரிசலை. [karisalai.] See கரிசலாங்கண்ணி. [karisalanganni.] (W.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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