Makushtha, Makuṣṭha: 10 definitions


Makushtha 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 Makuṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Makustha or Makushtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ) refers to the medicinal plant Phaseolus aconitifolius L., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Makuṣṭha] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ) is another word for Makuṣṭhaka (Vigna aconitifolia, “mat bean”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

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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)

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

Makustha in India is the name of a plant defined with Vigna aconitifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacq. (among others).

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

· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1982)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1969)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)

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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ).—a. Slow.

-ṣṭhaḥ A kind of kidney-bean or rice.

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

Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ).—mfn.

(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭhaṃ) Going lazily, slowly, &c. m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) A sort of rice. E. maki to adorn, aff. u, deriv. irr. maku, and sthā to stand, aff. ka. also mukuṣṭha .

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

Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ).—I. adj. Going slowly. Ii. m. A sort of rice.

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

1) Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ):—[from makuṣṭaka] m. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (also ṭhaka)

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. slow (= manthara), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. mukuṣṭha, mapaṣṭha).

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

Makuṣṭha (मकुष्ठ):—[maku-ṣṭha] (ṣṭhaḥ) 1. m. A sort of rice. a. Going lazily or slowly.

[Sanskrit to German]

Makushtha 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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