Shakuladani, aka: Śakulādanī, Shakula-adani; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śakulādanī can be transliterated into English as Sakuladani or Shakuladani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी) is a Sanskrit word referring to Picrorhiza kurroa, from the Plantaginaceae family. Certain plant parts of Paṭola are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. It is a small perennial herb with an woody elongate creeping root stock and grows in the Himalayas at 2700-4500 meters altitude. It hasspathulate and serrate leaves with white or bluish flowers in dense terminal spicate racemes. The fruits are ovoid capsules.

According to the Bhāvaprakāśa it has the following synonyms: Kaṭvī, Kaṭukā, Tiktā, Kṛṣṇabhedā, Kaṭambharā, Aśokā, Matsyaśakalā, Cakrāṅgī, Śakulādanī, Matsyapittā, Kāṇḍaruhā, Rihiṇī and Kaṭurohiṇī. The Bhāvaprakāśa is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी).—

1) a kind of medicinal plant (called Kaṭki).

2) an earthworm.

Śakulādanī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śakula and adanī (अदनी). See also (synonyms): śakulyadanī.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śakulādanī (शकुलादनी).—f. (-nī) 1. A medicinal plant, commonly Katuki, (Wrightea antidysenterica.) 2. A creeping plant, (Jussieua repens.) 3. A drug, commonly Kayap'hal. 4. An earth-worm. E. śakula a fish, ad to eat, aff. lyuṭ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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