Venkatuku, Veṅkaṭuku: 3 definitions


Venkatuku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Venkatuku in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Veṅkaṭuku (वेङ्कटुकु).—A measure of weight in ancient India. (See under Trasareṇu)

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Venkatuku in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Venkatuku in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Sinapis alba L. from the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family having the following synonyms: Brassica foliosa, Brassica alba, Sinapis foliosa. For the possible medicinal usage of venkatuku, 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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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)

[«previous next»] — Venkatuku in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Venkatuku in India is the name of a plant defined with Shorea assamica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Shorea siamensis Miq. var. borealis Y.K. Yang & J.K. Wu (among others).

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

· Flora of the British India (1874)
· Annales Museum Botanicum Lugduno-Batavi (1863)

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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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