Raktakanda, Raktakāṇḍā, Rakta-kanda: 8 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Raktakāṇḍā (रक्तकाण्डा) is another name for Raktapunarnavā, a medicinal plant identified with Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. or “red spiderling” from the Nyctaginaceae or “four o'clock” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.117-120 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Raktakāṇḍā and Raktapunarnavā, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Derivable forms: raktakandaḥ (रक्तकन्दः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raktakanda (रक्तकन्द).—m. 1. coral. 2. a sort of onion.
Raktakanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and kanda (कन्द).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raktakanda (रक्तकन्द):—[=rakta-kanda] [from rakta > raj] m. coral, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Dioscorea Purpurea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a kind of bulbous plant (= rājapalāṇḍu), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Raktakāṇḍā (रक्तकाण्डा):—[=rakta-kāṇḍā] [from rakta > raj] f. a red-flowering Punarnavā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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