Shrigalakantaka, Śṛgālakaṇṭaka, Srigalakantaka: 6 definitions
Shrigalakantaka 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 Śṛgālakaṇṭaka can be transliterated into English as Srgalakantaka or Shrigalakantaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Srgalakantaka [सृगालकण्टक] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Argemone mexicana L. from the Papaveraceae (Poppy) family. For the possible medicinal usage of srgalakantaka, 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.
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)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Srigalakantaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Argemone mexicana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echtrus mexicanus Nieuwl. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· J. Palynol. (1980)
· Histoire Naturelle des Végétaux (1839)
· The British Flower Garden (1828)
· A Botanical Materia Medica (1812)
· Glimpses Cytogenet. India (1992)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Srigalakantaka, for example side effects, chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A plant, commonly. Seyala-kanta or jackal’s thorn, (Zizyphus scandens.) E. śṛgāla, kaṇṭaka a thorn.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sṛgālakaṇṭaka (सृगालकण्टक):—[=sṛgāla-kaṇṭaka] [from sṛgāla] m. ‘jackal’s thorn’, a kind of plant (Zizyphus Scandens or Argemone Mexicana), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śṛgālakaṇṭaka (शृगालकण्टक):—[śṛgāla-kaṇṭaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A plant; jackal’s thorn.
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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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