Kiratatiktaka, Kirātatiktaka, Kirata-tiktaka: 3 definitions

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Kiratatiktaka 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»] — Kiratatiktaka in Ayurveda glossary

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kirātatiktaka (किराततिक्तक) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. ex Nees” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning kirātatiktaka] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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»] — Kiratatiktaka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kiratatiktaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Swertia chirayita in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gentiana chirarta Roxb. (among others).

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

· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1996)
· Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products (1996)
· Planta Medica (1991)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1991)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kiratatiktaka, for example health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kiratatiktaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kirātatiktaka (किराततिक्तक):—[=kirāta-tiktaka] [from kirāta] m. idem, [ib.]

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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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