Tikapana, Ṭīkāpānā: 1 definition

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Tikapana in the Gujarati language possibly refers to Bhūpāṭalī, an unidentified medicinal plant, possibly identified with Padali (in Marathi), Nelvadari (in Kannada) or Tikapana (in Gujarati), according to verse 5.129 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Other than the Gujarati word Tikapana, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which three 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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