Shakhotaka, Śākhoṭaka: 4 definitions
Shakhotaka 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.
The Sanskrit term Śākhoṭaka can be transliterated into English as Sakhotaka or Shakhotaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Śākhoṭaka (शाखोटक) is another name for Śākhoṭa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae 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 (verse 9.123), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.
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)
Shakhotaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Streblus asper in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Trophis cochinchinensis Poir. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Observationes Botanicae (Retzius) (1788)
· Mus. Bot. (1856)
· Encycl. (1808)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1899)
· Fl. Cochinch. (1790)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1928)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Shakhotaka, for example side effects, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
Śākhoṭaka (शाखोटक).—Name of a tree; Trophis Aspera (Mar. hedī); कस्त्वं भो कथयामि दैवहतकं मां विद्धि शाखोटकम् (kastvaṃ bho kathayāmi daivahatakaṃ māṃ viddhi śākhoṭakam) K. P.1.
Derivable forms: śākhoṭakaḥ (शाखोटकः).
See also (synonyms): śākhoṭa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śākhoṭaka (शाखोटक):—m. Trophis Aspera (a small, crooked, ugly tree), [Bhāvaprakāśa]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Shakhota, Shakotaka, Acchinnaparna, Acchinnapatra.
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XVIII - The medical treatment of Glandular Swellings
Chapter XXII - The affections of the mouth
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chapter 41 - The narrative of Indradyumna and description of Avanti
Chapter 42 - The Holy centre sighted
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 18 - Mercurial operations (16): Incineration of mercury (bhasmikarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]