Raktapushpika, Raktapuṣpikā, Rakta-pushpika: 2 definitions
Raktapushpika 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 Raktapuṣpikā can be transliterated into English as Raktapuspika or Raktapushpika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Raktapuṣpikā (रक्तपुष्पिका) 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 Raktapuṣpikā and Raktapunarnavā, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Raktapuṣpikā (रक्तपुष्पिका) is another name for Bhūpāṭalī an unidentified medicinal plant, possibly identified with Padali (in Marathi), Nelvadari (in Kannada) or Tikapana (in Gujarati), according to verse 5.129. Together with the names Raktapuṣpikā and Bhūpāṭalī, there are a total of four 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raktapuṣpikā (रक्तपुष्पिका):—[=rakta-puṣpikā] [from rakta-puṣpaka > rakta > raj] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) Mimosa Pudica
2) [v.s. ...] a red-flowering Punarnavā
3) [v.s. ...] Bignonia Suaveolens
4) [v.s. ...] = bhū-pāṭalī.
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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