Moth: 4 definitions


Moth means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Moth [मोठ] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Phaseolus palmatus, Phaseolus aconitifolius, Dolichos dissectus. For the possible medicinal usage of moth, 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.

Moth [मोथ] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Cyperus iria L from the Cyperaceae (Sedge) family having the following synonyms: Cyperus chrysomelinus, Cyperus microlepis, Cyperus resinosus.

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

Moth refers to the medicinal plant “Phaseolus lunatus L.” from the Fabaceae family, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Seeds”. Instructions for using the plant named Moth: Powder of seed is used in fever and is good source of food. The dried seeds are cooked with rice and given to fever patients.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Moth in English 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):

· Cytologia (1989)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Kew Bulletin (1969)
· Observationum Botanicarum (1768)

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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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Moth in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a kind of grain in lentils..—moth (मोठ) is alternatively transliterated as Moṭha.

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