Picumanda, aka: Picu-manda; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Pichumanda.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Picumanda (पिचुमन्द) refers to the Nimb tree, the seeds of which is mentioned in a list of remedies for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., madhūka (a flower) or mālūra (bael) or nṛpādana or parūṣa (Grewia asiatica) or kharjūra (dates) or kapittha (wood apple)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., picumanda-bīja (nimb tree)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Picumanda (पिचुमन्द).—the Nimba tree; माधवीव पिचुमन्दाश्लेषिणं (mādhavīva picumandāśleṣiṇaṃ) Dk.2.3; सार्धं कथंचिदुचितैः पिचुमर्दपत्रैः (sārdhaṃ kathaṃciducitaiḥ picumardapatraiḥ) Śi.5.66.

Derivable forms: picumandaḥ (पिचुमन्दः).

Picumanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms picu and manda (मन्द). See also (synonyms): picumarda.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Picumanda (पिचुमन्द).—(m.; Sanskrit Lex. and Pali id., Pali oftener pucimanda), the nimba tree: Naḍera- (q.v.)-picumanda- mūle (viharati) MSV i.25.15, 19 (Pali Naḷeru-pucimanda), at Vairambhya; MPS 31.56, at Vairaṇyā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Picumanda (पिचुमन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) The Nimba tree, (Melia azadirakta.) E. pivu a sort of leprosy, and manda to be slow, in the causal form, to make slow or check, aff. ac; also picumardda.

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