Raktakanda, aka: Raktakāṇḍā, Rakta-kanda; 3 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Raktakāṇḍā (रक्तकाण्डा) is another name for Punarnavā, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Boerhavia diffusa (spreading hogweed) from the Nyctaginaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 4.117-119), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Derivable forms: raktakandaḥ (रक्तकन्दः).
Raktakanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and kanda (कन्द). See also (synonyms): raktakandala.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ndaḥ) 1. Coral. 2. A sort of onion. 3. A kind of yam, (Dioscorea purpurea.) E. rakta red, and kanda a root.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Rakta (रक्त).—mfn. (-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Dyed, tinged, coloured, stained. 2. Red, of a red colour...
Kanda (कन्द).—mn. (-ndaḥ-ndaṃ) 1. A bulbous or tuberous root. 2. One of an esculent sort, (Arum...
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Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण).—mfn. (-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Red, of a red colour. m. (-rṇaḥ) 1. An earth-worm....
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