Kuth: 11 definitions


Kuth 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: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Indigenous Knowledge of Some Medicinal Plants of Himalaya Region

Kuth refers to the medicinal plant “Saussurea lanceolata Clarke.” from the Asteraceae family, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Roots, Leaves, Flowers”. Instructions for using the plant named Kuth: The paste of roots is externally applied on skin allergies and pimples. Decoction of roots is used to cure stomach pain and typhoid fever.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kuth [कुठ] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Aucklandia costus Falc. from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Saussurea costus, Aplotaxis lappa, Saussurea lappa. For the possible medicinal usage of kuth, 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.

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

1) Kuth in English is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (among others).

2) Kuth in India is also identified with Acacia catechu It has the synonym Acacia catechuoides (Roxb.) Benth. (etc.).

3) Kuth is also identified with Cheilocostus speciosus It has the synonym Planera speciosa Giseke (etc.).

4) Kuth is also identified with Trifolium pratense It has the synonym Trifolium borysthenicum Gruner (etc.).

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

· Fl. Yunnan. (2003)
· Annals and Magazine of Natural History (1841)
· Botaničeskij Žurnal (1987)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Journal of Japanese Botany (1941)
· Taxon (1982)

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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kuth (कुथ्).—[kutha] r. 4th cl. (kuthyati) To stink. r. 9th cl. (kuthnāti) 1. To be distressed; see kuntha(i)kuthi r. 1st cl. (kunthati) 1. To hurt or kill. 2. To afflict, to give pain. 3. To be afflicted, to suffer pain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuth (कुथ्).—i. 4, [Parasmaipada.] To stink. kuthita, Fetid, [Suśruta] 2, 115, 3.

— Causal, kothaya, To cause to putrefy, [Suśruta] 1, 344, 4.

— With the prep. pra pra, To begin stinking, to turn putrid, prakuthita, [Suśruta] 1, 344, 5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuth (कुथ्).—only [participle] kuthita putrid, stinking, & [Causative] kothayati cause to putrify.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuth (कुथ्):—[class] 4. kuthyati, to stink, become putrid, [Dhātupāṭha xxvi, 11] :—[Causal] [Parasmaipada] kothayati, to cause to putrify, [Suśruta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kuṭh (कुठ्):—(i) kuṇṭhati 1. a. To be idle. (ka-i) kaṇṭayati 10. a. To surround.

2) Kuth (कुथ्):—(ya) kuthyani 4. a. To be putrid. (ga) 9th. to be distressed. (i) kuṃthati. 1. a. To hurt or kill.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kuth (कुथ्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuha.

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Kuth in German

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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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