Kustumburu: 5 definitions


Kustumburu 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kustumburu (कुस्तुम्बुरु) is a Sanskrit word referring to “coriander seed”, an annual herb from the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae (celery/carrot/parsley) family of aromatic plants, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Coriandrum sativum and is commonly referred to in English as “Cilantro” or “Chinese parsley” among other nicknames.

This plant (Kustumburu) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is also known as Dhānyaka or Dhāṇyam.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kustumburu (कुस्तुम्बुरु).—A Rākṣasa in Kubera’s court. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 10, Verse 16).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kustumburu (कुस्तुम्बुरु).—A son of Maṇivasa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 159.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kustumburu (कुस्तुम्बुरु).—The धन्याक (dhanyāka) plant (Mar. kothiṃbīra); आर्द्रां कुस्तुम्बरीं कुर्यात् स्वादुसौगन्ध्यहृद्यताम् (ārdrāṃ kustumbarīṃ kuryāt svādusaugandhyahṛdyatām) Suśr.

Derivable forms: kustumburuḥ (कुस्तुम्बुरुः).

See also (synonyms): kustumbarī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kustumburu (कुस्तुम्बुरु).—f.

(-ruḥ) Coriander, a pungent seed. E. ku bad, vile, tuvi to take, uru affix, deriv. irr.; also kustumbarī.

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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. 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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