Makushthaka, Makuṣṭhaka: 6 definitions


Makushthaka 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 Makuṣṭhaka can be transliterated into English as Makusthaka or Makushthaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Makuṣṭhaka (मकुष्ठक) refers to “kidney beans” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The dravyaguṇāguṇa section contains the discussions on different food articles and their dietetic effects according to the prominent Ayurvedic treatises. The grains like Makuṣṭhaka (kidney beans) foodstuff is mutually incompatible (viruddhāhāra) with Paya (milk).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Makuṣṭhaka (मकुष्ठक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Vigna aconitifolia (“mat bean”). It is a type of legume (śamīdhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant Makuṣṭhaka is part of the Śamīdhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of legumes”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Makuṣṭhaka is sweet, madhurapāka, constipating, rough and cold in character. It is useful in internal haemorrhage and fever.

According to the Bhāvaprakāśa it has the following synonyms: Makuṣṭha, Vanamudga, Makuṣṭaka and Mukuṣṭaka. The Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.

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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)

Makusthaka 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 palmatus Forssk. (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Observationum Botanicarum (1768)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1969)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Makusthaka, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Makushthaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Makuṣṭhaka (मकुष्ठक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A sort of kidney-bean. E. maku ornament: (see the two last;) sthā to stay or be, aff. kvun .

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

Makuṣṭhaka (मकुष्ठक):—[maku-ṣṭhaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A kidney-bean.

[Sanskrit to German]

Makushthaka 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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