Raktapushpi, Raktapuṣpī, Rakta-pushpi: 3 definitions


Raktapushpi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Raktapuṣpī can be transliterated into English as Raktapuspi or Raktapushpi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Rakta-Pushpi [रक्त पुष्पी] in the Nepali language is the name of a plant identified with Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family. For the possible medicinal usage of rakta-pushpi, 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.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Raktapuṣpī (रक्तपुष्पी) is another name for Āvartakī, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia auriculata, synonym of Senna auriculata (matura tea tree) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.135-136 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Raktapuṣpī and Āvartakī, there are a total of eleven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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[«previous next»] — Raktapushpi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Raktapuṣpī (रक्तपुष्पी):—[=rakta-puṣpī] [from rakta-puṣpa > rakta > raj] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) Grislea Tomentosa

2) [v.s. ...] Bignonia Suaveolens

3) [v.s. ...] Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

4) [v.s. ...] the senna plant

5) [v.s. ...] Artemisia Vulgaris or Alpinia Nutans

6) [v.s. ...] Echinops Echinatus

7) [v.s. ...] = karuṇī.

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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.

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