Piccakam: 3 definitions

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Piccakam 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)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Piccakam [in the Malayalam language] is another name for “Mālatī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning piccakam] 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).

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Piccakam in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum grandiflorum L. from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum. For the possible medicinal usage of piccakam, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Piccakam in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum angustifolium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum angustifolium Wall. (among others).

2) Piccakam is also identified with Jasminum grandiflorum It has the synonym Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum (L.) Stokes (etc.).

3) Piccakam is also identified with Jasminum sambac It has the synonym Nyctanthes undulata L. (etc.).

4) Piccakam is also identified with Paspalum scrobiculatum It has the synonym Paspalum jardinii Steud. (etc.).

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

· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1855)
· Flora Caroliniana, secundum … (1788)
· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique … Botanique (1791)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Blumea (1985)
· Darwiniana (1924)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Piccakam, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, side effects, 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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