Kathilla, Kaṭhilla: 9 definitions


Kathilla 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)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kaṭhilla (कठिल्ल) is another name for Punarnavā, a medicinal plant identified with Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. or “desert horsepurslane” from the Aizoaceae or “fig-marigold” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.115-116 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Kaṭhilla and Punarnavā, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kathilla [कठिल्ल] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Momordica charantia L. from the Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin) family having the following synonyms: Momordica muricata, Momordica zeylanica, Momordica charantia var. muricata. For the possible medicinal usage of kathilla, 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)

1) Kathilla in India is the name of a plant defined with Boerhavia diffusa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Boerhavia surinamensis Miq. (among others).

2) Kathilla is also identified with Trianthema portulacastrum It has the synonym Trianthema flexuosa Schumach. (etc.).

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

· Mant. Pl. Altera (1771)
· Actes de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris (1792)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (2001)
· Glimpses Cytogenet. India (1992)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (2006)
· Philosophische Botanik (Medikus) (1789)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kathilla, for example diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭhilla (कठिल्ल).—The Balsam apple (Mar. kāraleṃ).

Derivable forms: kaṭhillaḥ (कठिल्लः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaṭhilla (कठिल्ल).—m.

(-llaḥ) A plant, (Momordica charantia:) see kaṭilla.

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

1) Kaṭhilla (कठिल्ल):—[from kaṭh] m. Momordica Charantia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] gravel (cf. kaṭhalya.)

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

Kaṭhilla (कठिल्ल):—(llaḥ) 1. m. A plant, (Momordica charantia.)

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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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