Punkaram, Puṅkāram, Pūṅkāram, Pūkaram: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Punkaram in India is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia purpurea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Caspareopsis purpurea (L.) Pittier (among others).

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

· Linnaea (1841)
· Annales Botanices Systematicae (1852)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique. Botanique (1811)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Plantae Junghuhnianae (1852)

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

[«previous next»] — Punkaram in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Puṅkāram (புங்காரம்) noun The right side of a drum; மிருதங்கத்தின் வலக்கைப்பக்கம். [miruthangathin valakkaippakkam.] Local usage

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Pūkaram (பூகரம்) [pū-karam] noun probably from bhū + kara. See பூகரபம். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [pugarapam. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Pūkaram (பூகரம்) [pū-karam] noun < idem. + gara. A poison; நஞ்சுவகை. [nanchuvagai.] (சிந்தாமணிநிகண்டு [sintha. ni.] 15.)

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Pūṅkāram (பூங்காரம்) [pū-kāram] noun < பூ⁴ [pu⁴] +. Impure carbonate of soda, nitre; பூநீற்றுக்காரம். [punirrukkaram.]

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Pūṅkāram (பூங்காரம்) [pū-kāram] noun Shade, dimness, gloom cast by mist or passing clouds; மந்தாரம். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [mantharam. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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