Kavalai, Kāvāḷai: 2 definitions


Kavalai means something in biology, Tamil. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kavalai in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Setaria italica (L.) P.Beauv. from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Panicum chinense, Setaria asiatica, Setaria persica. For the possible medicinal usage of kavalai, 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.

Kavalai in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze from the Verbenaceae (Verbena) family having the following synonyms: Clerodendrum siphonanthus.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kavalai in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome gynandra in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pedicellaria pentaphylla var. hirsutissima De Wild. (among others).

2) Kavalai is also identified with Clerodendrum indicum It has the synonym Siphonanthus indicus L. (etc.).

3) Kavalai is also identified with Jasminum angustifolium It has the synonym Jasminum angustifolium Ker Gawl. (etc.).

4) Kavalai is also identified with Tephrosia villosa It has the synonym Galega incana Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum, ed. 4 (1797)
· Linnaea (1836)
· Taxon (1979)
· Botanical Magazine (2656)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 2 (1763)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kavalai, for example chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, diet and recipes, side effects, 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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