Shukashimbi, aka: Śūkaśimbī, Shuka-shimbi; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śūkaśimbī can be transliterated into English as Sukasimbi or Shukashimbi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śūkaśimbī (शूकशिम्बी) is another name for Kapikacchu, a medicinal plant identified with Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean or cowhage or cowitch) from the Fabaceae or “bean family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.50-53 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Śūkaśimbī and Kapikacchu, there are a total of twenty-six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Śūkaśimbī (शूकशिम्बी).—cowach (kapikañchu). Mucuna Pruritus (Mar. kuhilī).

Śūkaśimbī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śūka and śimbī (शिम्बी). See also (synonyms): śūkaśimbā, śūkaśimbikā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śūkaśimbi (शूकशिम्बि).—f. (-mbiḥ-mbī) Cowach, (Carpopogon pruriens.) E. śūka an awn, and śimbi a pod; also with kan added śūkaśimbikā .

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