Ugrakanda, aka: Ugrakāṇḍa, Ugra-kanda; 2 Definition(s)


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Ugrakāṇḍa (उग्रकाण्ड) is another name for Kāravallī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordica charantia (bitter melon or bitter gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.124-125 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 Ugrakāṇḍa and Kāravallī, there are a total of eight 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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Ugrakāṇḍa (उग्रकाण्ड).—a sort of gourd (kāravela).

Derivable forms: ugrakāṇḍaḥ (उग्रकाण्डः).

Ugrakāṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ugra and kāṇḍa (काण्ड).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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