Pattura, Pattūra: 8 definitions


Pattura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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: Āyurveda and botany

Pattūra (पत्तूर) is a Sanskrit word referring to Alternanthera sessilis (dwarf copperleaf), from the Amaranthaceae family. Certain plant parts of Pattūra are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. It is also known as Matsyākṣī. Other botanical synonyms include: Alternanthera denticulata, Gomphrena sessilis and Illecebrum sessile. Other commonly used English names include: “sessile joyweed”.

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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)

1) Pattura in India is the name of a plant defined with Aerva lanata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Illecebrum lanatum Hort. Par. ex Moq. (among others).

2) Pattura is also identified with Caesalpinia sappan It has the synonym Biancaea sappan Tod. (etc.).

3) Pattura is also identified with Celosia argentea It has the synonym Amaranthus purpureus Nieuwl. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fitoterapia (2003)
· Flora of Ecuador (1987)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Systema Vegetabilium ed. 15 (1819)
· Planta Medica (1997)
· Nuovi Gen. Sp. Orto Palermo (1858)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Pattura, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pattūra (पत्तूर).—m.

(-raḥ) A plant, commonly Salincha. n.

(-raṃ) Red sanders.

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

1) Pattūra (पत्तूर):—m. Achyranthes Triandra, [Suśruta]

2) n. red sandal, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Pattūra (पत्तूर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A plant; red sanders.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pattura in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pattūra (ಪತ್ತೂರ):—[noun] the medium-sized deciduous tree Pterocarpus santalinus of Papilionaceae family; red sandal tree.

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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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