Vicarcika, Vicarcikā: 6 definitions

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Vicarcika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vicharchika.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: PMC: A clinical trial for evaluation of leech application in the management of Vicarcikā (Eczema)

The symptomatology of vicarcikā is similar with eczema that is, kaṇḍu (excessive itching), pīḍikā (boil/pustule/vesicle), śyāva (discoloration/hyper pigmentation), bahusrāva (profuse oozing) and later rāji (marked linings/lichenification/Criss-cross marking), ruja (pain) and sarūkṣa (excessive dryness).

Vicarcikā has been mentioned in Ayurvedic classics under kṣudra kuṣtha and also under kṣudra roga. According to Āyurveda, Rakta duṣti is one of the prime causes of skin diseases and among the śodhana karma; bloodletting is considered as the best treatment for skin diseases.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vicarcikā (विचर्चिका) refers to “dry and weeping eczema” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vicarcikā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vicarcikā (विचर्चिका).—Itch, scab; एकं कुष्ठं स्मृतं पूर्वं गजचर्म ततः स्मृतम् । ततश्चर्मदलं प्रोक्तं ततश्चापि विचर्चिका (ekaṃ kuṣṭhaṃ smṛtaṃ pūrvaṃ gajacarma tataḥ smṛtam | tataścarmadalaṃ proktaṃ tataścāpi vicarcikā) || Bhāva P.

See also (synonyms): vicarcī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vicarcika (विचर्चिक).—adj. (compare Sanskrit °kā, mange), mangy: (na… kaṇḍūlo vā kacchulo vā) °ko vā anyo vā kiṃcid amanā- paṃ…tiṣṭheyā Mahāvastu ii.150.10; 152.3; (by Senart's em. 156.12;) akṣi-vicarcika (so with var. and Mironov for text °vivarcika), °kaḥ, mangy in the eyes, or the like: Mahāvyutpatti 8917 (text and Index misprinted 8817; could be called [bahuvrīhi], akṣi plus Sanskrit °cikā).

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

Vicarcikā (विचर्चिका).—[feminine] a kind of cutaneous disease.

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

Vicarcikā (विचर्चिका):—[=vi-carcikā] f. (√carc) ‘coating, cover’, a form of cutaneous eruption, itch, scab, [Suśruta]

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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. 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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