Kshudratikta, Kṣudratiktā, Kshudra-tikta: 1 definition


Kshudratikta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kṣudratiktā can be transliterated into English as Ksudratikta or Kshudratikta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kṣudratiktā (क्षुद्रतिक्ता) is another name for Kṣudraśaṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant similar to Śaṇapuṣpī, identified with either Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) or Crotalaria verrucosa Linn. (“blue rattlepod”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.68 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kṣudratiktā and Kṣudraśaṇapuṣpī , there are a total of ten Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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