Urad: 3 definitions


Urad means something in Hindi, 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.

Ambiguity: Although Urad has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Urada.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Urad [उरद] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Vigna mungo var. mungo from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Vigna mungo, Azukia mungo, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus viridissimus. For the possible medicinal usage of urad, 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) Urad in India is the name of a plant defined with Vigna aconitifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus palmatus Forssk. (among others).

2) Urad is also identified with Vigna mungo It has the synonym Phaseolus hernandezii Savi (etc.).

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

· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Kew Bulletin (1969)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1969)
· Cytologia (1998)
· Mantissa Plantarum (1767)

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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Urad in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a kind of pulse; black gram, Dolichos pilosus..—urad (उरद) is alternatively transliterated as Urada.

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