Pukar: 3 definitions


Pukar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

Ambiguity: Although Pukar has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Pukara.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Pukar [पुकर] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Ficus benjamina L. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of pukar, 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.

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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)

Pukar in India is the name of a plant defined with Ficus benjamina in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Urostigma haematocarpum (Blume ex Decaisne) Miquel) (The name probably refers to the supposed relation of the plant to the source of a resin or benzoin procured from the Orient in antiquity, or the specific epithet from banyan, Sanskrit banij. (among others).

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

· Mantissa Plantarum (1767)
· Clinical & Experimental Allergy (2003)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· Clin. Exp. Allergy (1995)
· Publications of the Field Columbian Museum, Botanical Series (1929)
· Systematics Association Special Volume (1989)

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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pukar in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a call; roll;—[padana/lagana/hona] to be called out by name, to be asked to show up..—pukar (पुकार) is alternatively transliterated as Pukāra.

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