Kokilaksha, Kokila-aksha, Kokilākṣa: 9 definitions


Kokilaksha 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.

The Sanskrit term Kokilākṣa can be transliterated into English as Kokilaksa or Kokilaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kokilaksha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kokilākṣa (कोकिलाक्ष) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Astercantha longifolia Nees., a synonym of synonym of Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.191-193 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Kokilākṣa is commonly known in Hindi as Tālmakhānā (Tālamakhānā); in Bengali as Kuliākhāra; in Marathi as Talimkhānā; in Gujarati as Elkhāro; in Telugu as Nirugubbi; and in Tamil as Nirmūllī.

Kokilākṣa is mentioned as having thirteen synonyms: Śṛgālī, Śṛṅkhalā, Raṇaka, Śṛṅgālaghaṇṭī, Vajrāsthiśṛṅkhalā, Vajrakaṇṭaka, Ikṣura, Kṣuraka, Vajra, Śṛṅkhalikā, Pikekṣaṇa, Picchilā and Ikṣugandhā.

Properties and characteristics: “Kokilākṣa is sweet, cold and cures the diarrhoea due to pitta-doṣa. It is aphrodisiac and anti-kapha. It gives strength, increases appetite and implitive (santarpaṇa)”.

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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»] — Kokilaksha in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kokilaksha [कोकिलाक्षा] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Barleria longiflora L.f. from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kokilaksha, 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.

Kokilaksha [कोकिलाक्षा] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Artanema longifolium (L.) Vatke from the Linderniaceae (Lindernia) family having the following synonyms: Artanema sesamoides, Columnea longifolia.

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

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

2) Kokilaksha is also identified with Hygrophila auriculata It has the synonym Asteracantha longifolia (L.) Nees (etc.).

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

· Natural history (1870)
· Journal of Palynology (1981)
· BioLlania (1997)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1864)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1825)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kokilaksha, for example extract dosage, chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, health benefits, 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»] — Kokilaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kokilākṣa (कोकिलाक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) A shrub: see the preceding. E. kokila, and akṣa the eye, or with kan added, kokilākṣaka.

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

Kokilākṣa (कोकिलाक्ष):—[from kokila] m. = lanayana, [Harṣacarita]

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

Kokilākṣa (कोकिलाक्ष):—(kṣaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kokilaksha 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»] — Kokilaksha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kōkilākṣa (ಕೋಕಿಲಾಕ್ಷ):—[noun] the plant Hygrophila auriculata ( = H. spinosa, = Asteracantha longifolia) of Acanthaceae 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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