Mancari, Mañcari, Mañcāri: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Mancari in India is the name of a plant defined with Achyranthes aspera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Centrostachys indica Standl. (among others).

2) Mancari is also identified with Ocimum americanum It has the synonym Ocimum canum var. integrifolium Engl. (etc.).

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

· Ann. Inst. Col. Marseille (1896)
· Recent Res. Pl. Sci. (1979)
· Research Bulletin (1970)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1768)
· Flora of West Tropical Africa (1931)
· Veterinary and Human Toxicology (2003)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Mancari, for example pregnancy safety, chemical composition, side effects, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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[«previous next»] — Mancari in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Mañcari (மஞ்சரி) noun < mañjarī.

1. Cluster of flowers; பூங்கொத்து. (பிங்கலகண்டு) மாணிக்க மஞ்சரியின் . . . ஒளிசேர் [pungothu. (pingalagandu) manikka manchariyin . . . oliser] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் இயற். பெரிய. [nalayira thivyappirapandam iyar. periya.] 26).

2. Flower garland; பூமாலை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [pumalai. (pingalagandu)]

3. Shoot, sprout; தளிர். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [thalir. (pingalagandu)]

4. Flower stalk; மலர்க்காம்பு. [malarkkambu.] (W.)

5. Rectitude; conformity to rules of conduct; ஒழுக்கம். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [ozhukkam. (sudamaninigandu)]

6. See மஞ்சரிப்பா. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [mancharippa. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

7. A kind of medicine; மருந்துவகை. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [marunthuvagai. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

8. Pearl; முத்து. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [muthu. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Mañcari (மஞ்சரி) noun < khara-mañjari. A plant growing in hedges and thickets. See நாயுருவி. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [nayuruvi. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Mañcāri (மஞ்சாரி) noun < mañjarī. White-basil. See கஞ்சாங்கோரை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [kanchangorai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Mañcari (மஞ்சரி) noun (Music) A specific melody-type; இராகவகை. [iragavagai.] (பரதசாஸ்திரம் ராக. பக். [magaparatham raga. pag.] 102.)

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