Raktapadi, Raktapadī: 8 definitions
Raktapadi 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Raktapādī (रक्तपादी) is another name for Lajjālu, a medicinal plant identified with Mimosa pudica Linn. or “sensitive plant” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.103-106 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 Raktapādī and Lajjālu, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Raktapādī (रक्तपादी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Haṃsapādī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Adiantum lunulatum Burm. from the Pteridaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.109-113. Together with the names Raktapādī and Haṃsapādī, there are a total of twenty-six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant. Note: Haṃsapādī is claimed as a variety of Lajjālu by Dh. and Rājanighaṇṭu.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Raktapadi in India is the name of a plant defined with Adiantum lunulatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adiantum arcuatum Sw. (among others).
2) Raktapadi is also identified with Didymochlaena truncatula It has the synonym Adiantum philippense L. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Nat. Hist. (1783)
· Journal of Botany (1841)
· Species Plantarum
· Pteridologia (1989)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1974)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1958)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Raktapadi, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, chemical composition, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raktapadī (रक्तपदी).—f. (-dī) A plant, considered as a sert of sensitive plant, or a species of Lycopodium. E. rakta red, pada foot or root, aff. ṅīṣ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raktapadī (रक्तपदी):—[=rakta-padī] [from rakta > raj] f. a species of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Raktapādī (रक्तपादी):—[=rakta-pādī] [from rakta-pāda > rakta > raj] f. Mimosa Pudica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raktapadī (रक्तपदी):—[rakta-padī] (dī) 3. f. A sensitive plant.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Raktapadi (ರಕ್ತಪದಿ):—[noun] a kind of plant.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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