Kshudragokshura, Kṣudragokṣura, Kshudra-gokshura: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Kṣudragokṣura can be transliterated into English as Ksudragoksura or Kshudragokshura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kṣudragokṣura (क्षुद्रगोक्षुर) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant related with Gokṣura (Tribulus terrestris Linn.), according to verse 4.40-43 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Gokṣura is of two kinds i.e. with smaller and bigger fruits. Both these species have more than three spikes.

Kṣudragokṣura is mentioned as having sixteen synonyms: Gokṣuraka, Trikaṇṭaka, Kaṇṭa, Ṣaḍaṅga, Bahukaṇṭaka, Kṣura, Gokaṇṭaka, Kaṇṭaphala, Palaṅkaṣa, Kṣudrakṣura, Bhakṣaṭaka, Caṇadruma, Sthalaśṛṅgāṭaka, Vanaśṛṅgāṭaka, Ikṣugandha and Svādukaṇṭa.

Properties and characteristics: “both the Gokṣuras [Gokṣura and Kṣudragokṣura] are cold in nature and give strength to the body. They are sweet in rasa and are roborant (bṛṃhaṇa). Gokṣuras cure dysuria, lithisasis, obstinate urinary disorders, including diabetes mellitus and burning syndrome. They are good rejuvenators”.

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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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