Utpalam, Uṭpalam: 3 definitions


Utpalam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Academia.edu: Flowers of Consciousness in Tantric Texts

utpalam–(from ud-pat “to rise, to burst open”) is the blossom of the blue lotus Nymphæa Cærulea;

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Utpalam in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Nymphaea alba L. from the Nymphaeaceae (Waterlily) family having the following synonyms: Castalia alba, Nymphaea venusta, Nymphaea splendens. For the possible medicinal usage of utpalam, 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) Utpalam in India is the name of a plant defined with Kaempferia rotunda in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zerumbet zeylanica Garsault (among others).

2) Utpalam is also identified with Nymphaea caerulea It has the synonym Nymphaea caerulea Andrews (etc.).

3) Utpalam is also identified with Nymphaea nouchali It has the synonym Nymphaea bernierana Planch. (etc.).

4) Utpalam is also identified with Nymphaea tetragona It has the synonym Castalia crassifolia Hand.Mazz. (etc.).

5) Utpalam is also identified with Saussurea costus It has the synonym Aplotaxis lappa Decaisne (etc.).

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

· Dict. Sci. Nat. (1827)
· Iconographia Cormophytorum Sinicorum (6700)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of (1845)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1908)
· Archives de Botanique (1833)
· Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1812)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Utpalam, for example extract dosage, diet and recipes, chemical composition, 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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