Sushaka, Suśāka, Su-shaka: 10 definitions

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Sushaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Suśāka can be transliterated into English as Susaka or Sushaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Suśāka (सुशाक) is another name for Cuñcu, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with (i) Marsilea dentata Linn., (ii) Marsilea quadrifolia Linn. or (iii) Marsilea minuta Linn., according to verse 4.144-145 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Suśāka and Cuñcu, there are a total of nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Suśāka (सुशाक) also represents a synonym for Bheṇḍā, a medicinal plant identified with Hibiscus esculentus Linn., synonym of Abelmoschus esculentus (in English ‘Gumbo’ or ‘ladies’ fingers’) from the Malvaceae or “mallows” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.157-158. Together with the names Suśāka and Bheṇḍā, there are a total of eleven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

3) Suśāka (सुशाक) is also mentioned as a synonym for Taṇḍulīya, a medicinal plant identified with Amaranthus spinosus Linn. or “spiny amaranth” from the Amaranthaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.73-75. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Suśāka and Taṇḍulīya, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

4) Suśāka (सुशाक) is another name for Ārdraka, a medicinal plant identified with Zingiber officinale Rosc. or “ginger root” from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6. 27-29.—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). Together with the names Suśāka and Ārdraka, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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

Susaka [सुशाक] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Abelmoschus bammia, Abelmoschus longifolius. For the possible medicinal usage of susaka, 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)

1) Sushaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Amaranthus spinosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Galliaria spinosa (L.) Nieuwl. (among others).

2) Sushaka is also identified with Corchorus fascicularis It has the synonym Corchorus brachycarpus Guill. & Perr..

3) Sushaka is also identified with Hibiscus esculentus It has the synonym Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (etc.).

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

· Flora de Veracruz (1992)
· Int. Immunopharmacol. (2005)
· Systematic Botany Monographs (1988)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1977)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici (1794)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sushaka, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, chemical composition, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suśaka (सुशक) [or सुशक्य, suśakya].—a S Easy of performance or accomplishment; readily feasible or practicable.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suśaka (सुशक).—a. capable of being easily done.

Suśaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and śaka (शक).

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

Suśaka (सुशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Easily made or done. E. su, and śaka able.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Suśaka (सुशक):—[=su-śaka] [from su > su-śaṃsa] mf(ā)n. easy to be done or practicable, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] easy to or to be ([infinitive mood]), [Nyāyamālā-vistara]

3) Suśāka (सुशाक):—[=su-śāka] [from su > su-śaṃsa] m. ‘good herb’, Name of various plants (Abelmoschus Esculentus; = cañcu; = taṇḍulīya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. = next, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suśaka (सुशक):—[su-śaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Easily done.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sushaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sūsaka (ಸೂಸಕ):—

1) [noun] a small flat ornament worn as a frontlet at the partition of hair in combing.

2) [noun] a cluster, bunch of flowers, fruits, nuts, etc.

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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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