Kshavaka, Kṣavaka: 6 definitions


Kshavaka 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 Kṣavaka can be transliterated into English as Ksavaka or Kshavaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kṣavaka (क्षवक) is a Sanskrit word referring to “sneeze-wort” and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Centipeda orbicularia.

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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)

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

1) Ksavaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Centipeda minima in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cotula orbicularis Lour. (among others).

2) Ksavaka is also identified with Leucas aspera It has the synonym Phlomis pluckenetii Roth (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. (1822)
· Fl. Cochinch. (1790)
· Linnaea (1831)
· Index Seminum (1867)
· Florulae Insularum Australium Prodromus (1786)

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣavaka (क्षवक).—A kind of pot-herb.

-vikā 1 A species of rice.

2) A woman.

Derivable forms: kṣavakam (क्षवकम्).

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

1) Kṣavaka (क्षवक):—[from kṣu] m. the plant Achyranthes aspera (= apāmārga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] black mustard, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] another plant (= bhūtāṅkuśa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [from kṣu] n. a kind of pot-herb, [Suśruta i, vi.]

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Kshavaka 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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