Shomti, Śoṃṭi, Shonti, Śoṇṭi: 5 definitions

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Shomti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sonti in the Telugu language refers to Śuṇṭhī, a medicinal plant identified with Zingiber officinale Rosc. or “ginger root” from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.24-26 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.—Note: Śuṇṭhi is dried and specially prepared form of Ārdraka by removing the outer scales of the rhizome. The major part of the oil of ginger remains in these scales and is obtained from the Śuṇṭhī/Ārdraka with scales.—The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Other than the Telugu and Sonti, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which ten are in Sanskrit.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Shonti in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Zingiber officinale Roscoe from the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family. For the possible medicinal usage of shonti, 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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sonti in India is the name of a plant defined with Zingiber officinale in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amomum angustifolium Salisb., nom. illeg. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Nucleus (1984)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Fl. Sichuanica (1992)
· Zingiberaceae
· Current Science (1982)
· Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae (1981)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sonti, for example extract dosage, chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śoṃṭi (ಶೊಂಟಿ):—

1) [noun] a block-head; a stupid fellow.

2) [noun] an abstinate, adamant man.

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Śoṃṭi (ಶೊಂಟಿ):—

1) [noun] the herb Zingiber officinale of Zingiberaceae family; ginger.

2) [noun] its aromatic rhizome used as a spice or perfume and in medicine; ginger.

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Soṃṭi (ಸೊಂಟಿ):—

1) [noun] the herb Zingiber officinale of Zingiberaceae family; ginger.

2) [noun] its aromatic rhizome used as a spice or perfume and in medicine; ginger.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Soṇṭi (ஸொண்டி) noun < Telugu soṇṭī < śuṇṭhī.

1. Dried ginger. See சொண்டி¹. [sondi¹.]

2. Lean, emaciated person; மெலிந்தவன். [melinthavan.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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