Krimighna, Kṛmighna, Krimi-ghna: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṛmighna can be transliterated into English as Krmighna or Krimighna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

1) Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न, “vermifuge”) is a Sanskrit word referring to “embelia”, a herb from the Primulaceae family of flowering plants, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Embelia ribes and is commonly referred to in English as “False Black Pepper” or “Vidanga” among other nicknames. The literal translation of the Sanskrit word Kṛmighna is “anthelmintic, vermifuge” (the ability to kill kṛmis or pathogenic organisms).

2) Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “anthelmentic or vermifuge”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the word kṛmi, translating to “worms”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Akhira (Moringa pterygosperma), Kevuka (Costus speciosus), Nirguṇṭhī (Vitex nirgundo) and Kinihī (Achyranthes aspera). The collection of herbs named Kṛmighna is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न) is a particular dietetic effect which “kills worms” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Accordingly, the dietetic effect kṛmighna is associated with the following conditions: Food utensils made of Arkapatra (madder plant leaf) and food utensils made of Eraṇḍapatra (castor oil plant leaf).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न):—Anthelmentics / Antomicrobials; substances indiacted in management of worm infestation; both macro - & micro-scopic

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Krimighna (क्रिमिघ्न) or Krimighnarasa is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 12, Krimi: worms and bacilli). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., krimighna-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न).—a S Anthelmintic, vermifuge.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न).—Name of several plants used as vermifuge; as the onion, the root of the jujube, marking-nut plant &c.

Derivable forms: kṛmighnaḥ (कृमिघ्नः).

Kṛmighna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛmi and ghna (घ्न).

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

Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न).—mfn.

(-ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) Vermifuge, anthelmintic. m.

(-ghnaḥ) 1. A shrub used in medicine, as an anthelmintic, commonly Biranga, (Erycibe paniculata, Rox.) See viḍaṅga. 2. The onion. 3. The root of the jujube. 4. The marking nut plant. f. (-ghnī) Turmeric. E. kṛmi a worm, han to kill, and ṭhak affix; also krimighna.

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Krimighna (क्रिमिघ्न).—mfn.

(-ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) Vermifuge, anthelmintic. m.

(-ghnaḥ) An anthelmintic shurb: see kṛmighna. f, (-ghnī) Somraj, (Serratula or Conyza anthelmintica) E. kṛmi or krimi a worm, and ghna what kills: see kṛmighna.

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

1) Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न):—[=kṛmi-ghna] [from kṛmi] mfn. vermifuge, anthelmintic, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] mn. = -ghātin, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. the onion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the root of the jujube, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the marking-nut plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Kṛmighnā (कृमिघ्ना):—[=kṛmi-ghnā] [from kṛmi-ghna > kṛmi] f. curcuma, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

1) Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न):—[kṛmi-ghna] (ghnaḥ) 1. m. A shrub, (Erycibe paniculata.) a. Anthelmintic.

2) Krimighna (क्रिमिघ्न):—[krimi-ghna] (ghnaḥ-ghnā-ghnaṃ) a. Anthelmintic. 1. m. Conyza Anthelmintica.

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Krimighna in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṛmighna (ಕೃಮಿಘ್ನ):—[noun] any substance used to kill worms.

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Krimighna (ಕ್ರಿಮಿಘ್ನ):—[noun] the creeper Erycibe paniculata (var. Wightiana) of Convulvulaceae.

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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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