Krimighna, aka: Kṛmighna, Krimi-ghna; 4 Definition(s)


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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)

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1) Kṛmighna (कृमिघ्न, “vermifuge”) is a Sanskrit word referring to “embelia”, a herb from the Primulaceae family of flowering plants, and is used throughout Āyurvedic 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: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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