Plumbago zeylanica: 2 definitions

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Plumbago zeylanica 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)

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Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Plumbago zeylanica (in Sanskrit: citraka) is used in the Viśodhana (“washing off the wound’s impurities”) of wounds (vraṇa), according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—[...] After Viśodhana (wash off the ulcer's/wound's impurities by medicated decoction), the following formulations can be used for śodhana (purification) and ropaṇa (healing) externally:—[... e.g.,] The eraṇḍa-mūla (Castor root), two types of haridrā (Turmeric), Citraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Viśvabheṣaja (Zingiber officinale), Rasona (Allium sativum) and saindhava (rock salt) are ground well with takra (butter milk) or kāñjī (sour gruel). [...]

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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)

[«previous next»] — Plumbago zeylanica in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

1) Plumbago zeylanica L. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Plumbago rosea L., Plumbago scandens L., Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss..

References regarding Plumbago zeylanica L. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· FBI (1882)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1966)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)
· Taxon (1979)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)

2) Plumbago zeylanica L. var. zeylanica is another plant having the following synonyms: Plumbago viscosa Blanco, Thela alba Loureiro.

References regarding Plumbago zeylanica L. var. zeylanica for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1966)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)
· Taxon (1979)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)

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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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