Karkatashringi, Karkaṭaśṛṅgī, Karkata-shringi, Karkatashrimgi: 10 definitions


Karkatashringi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Karkaṭaśṛṅgī can be transliterated into English as Karkatasrngi or Karkatashringi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Karkatashringi in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी) is a Sanskrit word referring to either Pistacia chinensis or Pistacia integerrima, both species of medium-sized trees from the Anacardiaceae (cashew) family of flowering plants. It is also known as Karkaṭaśṛṅgikā It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The Sanskrit compound Karkaṭaśṛṅgī is composed of the words Karkaṭa (‘crab’) and Śṛṅgī (śṛṅgi, ‘claw’ or ‘horn’). Besides being used as an herbal remedy for a vareity of ailments, parts of the tree are also used for timber, dye and fodder.

This plant (Karkaṭaśṛṅgī) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी).—The Sanskrit name for an important Ayurvedic drug.—It is horn-like gall produced by insects infesting the plant mostly on leaves. It is bitter, astringent, hot, pacifies kapha and vāta and eliminates fever.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी) refers to a medicinal plant known as Pistacia integerrima Stewart., and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Karkaṭaśṛṅgī). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Powder of Karkaṭaśṛṅgī, Mustā and Ativiṣā with Honey is indicated in fever, cough and vomiting.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी) refers to the medicinal plant known as Pistacia integerrima, Gl., and is used in the Ayurvedic formulation known as Cyavanaprāśa: an Ayurvedic health product that helps in boosting immunity.—Cyavanaprāśa has been found to be effective as an immunity booster, vitalizer and a preventer of day to day infections and allergies such as common cold and cough etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation comprising ingredients such as Karkaṭaśṛṅgī. [...] Cyavanaprāśa can be consumed in all seasons as it contains weather friendly ingredients which nullify unpleasant effects due to extreme environmental and climatic conditions.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karkatashringi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृंगी).—f S A plant. See the derivative kākaḍaśiṅgī.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karkatashringi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी).—f. (-ṅgī) A plant, the fruit of which is compared to the claw or feelers of a crab, the horn of a goat, &c. see ajaśṛṅgī. E. karkaṭa, śṛṅga a horn, ini and ṅīṣ affixes.

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

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी):—[=karkaṭa-śṛṅgī] [from karkaṭa-śṛṅga > karkaṭa > karka] f. gall-nut (an excrescence on Rhus Succedana), [Suśruta]

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

Karkaṭaśṛṅgī (कर्कटशृङ्गी):—[karkaṭa-śṛṅgī] (gī) 3. f. A plant, having fruit like the crab’s claw.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karkatashringi in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karkatashringi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karkaṭaśṛṃgi (ಕರ್ಕಟಶೃಂಗಿ):—

1) [noun] the tree Pistacia khinjauk (= P. integerrima) of Anacardiaceae family.

2) [noun] the tree Rhus succedanea of Anacardiaceae family.

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Karkāṭaśṛṃgi (ಕರ್ಕಾಟಶೃಂಗಿ):—

1) [noun] the tree Pistacia khinjauk (= P. integerrima) of Anacardiaceae family.

2) [noun] the tree Rhus succedanea of the same family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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