Nidigdhika, Nidigdhīkā: 4 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Nidigdhīkā (निदिग्धीका):—Another name for Kaṇṭakārī (Solanum xanthocarpum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nidigdhikā (निदिग्धिका).—f.

(-kā) A sort of prickly nightshade, (Solanum jacquini.) E. kan added to the preceding. kaṇṭakārikāyām .

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

Nidigdhikā (निदिग्धिका).—i. e. nidigdha + ka, (vb. dih), f. A sort of prickly nightṣade, Solanum Jacquini Willd., [Suśruta] 1, 377, 21.

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

1) Nidigdhikā (निदिग्धिका):—[=ni-digdhikā] [from ni-digdha] f. Solanum Jacquini, [Suśruta] (cf. nir-dagdhikā and nir-digdh)

2) [v.s. ...] cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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