Pakvasura, Pakvasurā: 1 definition

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pakvasurā (पक्वसुरा) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “cucumber”, a species of plant from the Cucurbitaceae (cucurbits/gourd) family. It is also known as Trapuṣa. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Cucumis sativa (or, Cucumis sativus). It is a hispidly hairy climbing or trailing annual plant growing al over India, hairy leaves, yellow flowers, fruits cylindrical pepo of varying sizes and forms, seeds cream or white.

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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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