Kritavedhana, aka: Kṛtavedhana, Krita-vedhana; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Kṛtavedhana can be transliterated into English as Krtavedhana or Kritavedhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

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Kṛtavedhana (कृतवेधन):—Another name for Koṣātakī (Luffa acutangula), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

The compound Kṛtavedhana is composed of the words Kṛta (“prepared” or “proper”) and Vedhana (“penetration”, “piercing”).

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kṛtavedhanā (कृतवेधना) is another name for Kośātakī, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa acutangula (angled luffa or ribbed sponge gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.48-49 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kṛtavedhanā and Kośātakī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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