Kushmandika, Kūṣmāṇḍikā: 2 definitions


Kushmandika 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 Kūṣmāṇḍikā can be transliterated into English as Kusmandika or Kushmandika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kusmandika in India is the name of a plant defined with Benincasa hispida in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Benincasa cerifera Savi (among others).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)
· Memoria sopra una pianta cucurbitacea. (1818)
· Flora Japonica (1784)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. (1783)
· Indian Journal of Pharmacology (2002)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kusmandika, for example diet and recipes, health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, side effects, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kushmandika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kūṣmāṇḍikā (कूष्माण्डिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kohaliā.

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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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