Nilika, Nīlikā: 12 definitions
Nilika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Nīlikā (नीलिका) is another name for Śephālikā (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis “night-flowering jasmine”), from the Apocynaceae family. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā. This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century). The literal translation of Nīlikā is “the blue one”.Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Nilika [नीलिका] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Indigofera tinctoria L. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Indigofera indica Lam., Indigofera sumatrana. For the possible medicinal usage of nilika, 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.
Nilika [نيلکا] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Nīlikā (नीलिका) is another name for Nīlī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Nīlikā and Nīlī, there are a total of thirty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Nīlikā (नीलिका) also represents a synonym for Nīlanirguṇḍī, the blue variety of Sinduvāra, a medicinal plant identified with Vitex negundo Linn. (or ‘chaste tree’) from the Lamiaceae or “mint” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.153-154. Together with the names Nīlikā and Nīlanirguṇḍī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Nīlikā (नीलिका) refers to “chloasma” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning nīlikā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Nilika in India is the name of a plant defined with Blyxa octandra in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hydrolirion coreanum Lév. (among others).
2) Nilika is also identified with Indigofera coerulea It has the synonym Indigofera articulata sensu Andrews (etc.).
3) Nilika is also identified with Indigofera tinctoria It has the synonym Indigofera orthocarpa (DC.) O. Berg, non C. Presl, nom. illegit. (etc.).
4) Nilika is also identified with Justicia gendarussa It has the synonym Justicia gendarusa Blanco (etc.).
5) Nilika is also identified with Vitex trifolia It has the synonym Vitex trifolia var. variegata Moldenke (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of Natural Remedies (2003)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1992)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae (1864)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Taxon (1982)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1847)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Nilika, for example diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
nīlikā (नीलिका).—f S pop. nīḷikā f In vaidyaśāstra. A black mole.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) The indigo plant.
2) Moss (śaivāla); अपां तु नीलिकां विद्यात् (apāṃ tu nīlikāṃ vidyāt) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.283.52. See नीला (nīlā) also.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nīlikā (नीलिका) or Nīlinī.—f.
(-kā) A plant, (Nyctanthes tristis;) a species with blue flowers. 2. The indigo plant. 3. A slight malady; black and blue marks in the body from bruises, &c. kan added to nīlī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nīlikā (नीलिका):—[from nīlaka > nīl] f. Blyxa Octandra, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] medicinal plant, [Suśruta]
3) [v.s. ...] the indigo plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Nyctanthes Arbor Tristis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Vitex Negundo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a kind of malady (black and blue marks in the face), [Suśruta]
7) [v.s. ...] a [particular] disease of the lens of the eye (also likā-kāca, m.), [Suśruta]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nīlikā (नीलिका):—(kā) 1. f. A plant (Nyctanthes tristis); Indigo plant; marks of bruises; slight malady.
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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.
Nīlika (ನೀಲಿಕ):—[noun] = ನೀಲಿ [nili]2 - 4; the plant Barleria lawii of Acanthaceae family; blue nail dye.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Nilikakaca, Nilikandiari, Nilikantashelio.
Ends with: Jalanilika, Janinilika, Rajanilika.
Full-text: Atyuha, Pingashi, Niliroga, Nilikakaca, Jalanilika, Janinilika, Rajanilika, Shyamika, Nilaka, Nilini, Pingasha, Nili, Kaladana, Shephalika, Mukhanetra, Nilanirgundi, Mukhashosha.
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