Kurinji, Kuriñji, Kurimji: 4 definitions


Kurinji 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kurinji [कुरिंजी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Strobilanthes kunthianus Strobilanthes kunthianus (Wall. ex Nees) T. Anders. ex Benth. from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family having the following synonyms: Ruellia kunthiana, Phlebophyllum kunthianum, Phlebophyllum angustifolium. For the possible medicinal usage of kurinji, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kurinji [ಕುರಿಂಜಿ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Tiruchendur: Hinduism

In the physio-graphical five-fold division of the land by the Tamil grammarians, Murugan is assigned the Kuriñji or hill country.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kurinji in India is the name of a plant defined with Pterocarpus marsupium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pterocarpus marsupium fo. acuminata (Prain) Prain (among others).

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

· Taxon (1980)
· Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia (1763)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
· Familles des Plantes (1763)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kurinji, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuriṃji (ಕುರಿಂಜಿ):—

1) [noun] a kind of plant which flowers once in twelve years.

2) [noun] (fig.) a very rare thing.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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