Vakuci, Vākucī: 9 definitions


Vakuci 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vakuchi.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vākucī (वाकुची) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Psoralea corylifolia Linn. (“Babchi”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.62-65 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Vākucī is commonly known in Hindi as Bākucī or Bābcī; in Bengali as Hakucā or Somrāj; in Marathi as Bābacī; in Gujarati as Bāvcī; in Telugu as Bāpungā; and in Tamil as Karporgam.

Vākucī is mentioned as having twenty synonyms: Somarājī, Somavallī, Suvallikā, Sitā, Sitāvarī, Candralekhā, Cāndrī, Suprabhā, Kuṣṭhahantrī, Kāmbojī, Pratigandhā, Valgujā, Candrābhidhā, Rājī, Kālmāṣī, Aindavī, Kuṣṭhadoṣāpahā, Kāntidā, Avalgujā and Candraprabhā.

Properties and characteristics: “Vākucī is pungent, bitter and hot. Relieves vitiated kapha, leprosy and allied skin diseases and worms. It cures skin diseases, poisoning, pruritis [pruritus?] and itching”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vakuci in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Baccharoides anthelmintica from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Conyza anthelmintica, Vernonia anthelmintica. For the possible medicinal usage of vakuci, 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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vākucī (वाकुची).—Vernonia Anthelmintica (Mar. bāvacī).

See also (synonyms): vāgujī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vākucī (वाकुची).—f. (-cī) A plant, (Serratula anthelmintica.) E. wind, and kuc to contract, ka aff., form irr.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vākucī (वाकुची):—f. Vernonia Anthelmintica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vākucī (वाकुची):—(cī) 3. f. A plant (Serratula anthelmintica).

[Sanskrit to German]

Vakuci in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vākuci (ವಾಕುಚಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Centrantherum anthelmenticum ( = Vernonia anthelmentica) of Asteraceae family.

2) [noun] its seed; worm seed; wild cumin.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vākuci (வாகுசி) noun < vākucī. Scurfy pea. See கார்போகி. [karpogi.] (நாமதீபநிகண்டு [namathipanigandu] 315.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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