Nishacurna, Nisha-curna, Niśācūrṇa: 2 definitions
Nishacurna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Niśācūrṇa can be transliterated into English as Nisacurna or Nishacurna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Nishachurna.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa
Niśācūrṇa (निशाचूर्ण) refers to “turmeric powder”, and is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.38cd-39cd): “Also recommended is the mixture of the skin of bitter gourd, turmeric powder (niśācūrṇa), Phalinī flower and Kārīskara, as a drink and lepa or ointment. A combination of milk, pepper and cut ripe plantain is also an effective remedy.”.
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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Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Niśācūrṇa (ನಿಶಾಚೂರ್ಣ):—[noun] the pulverised stalk root of turmeric.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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