Vacakam: 1 definition
Vacakam means something in 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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Vacakam in India is the name of a plant defined with Justicia adhatoda in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adhatoda zeylanica Medik. (among others).
2) Vacakam is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Prodr. (DC.) (1847)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)
· Glimpses of Cytogenetics in India (1992)
· Planta Medica (1989)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Vacakam, for example pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vacakamukhya.
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