Yavatikta, Yava-tikta, Yavatiktā: 2 definitions

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Yavatikta 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Yavatiktā (यवतिक्ता) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Andrographis paniculata (creat or green chireta) from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.76-78 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Yavatiktā is commonly known in Hindi and Bangali as Kālmegha; in Gujurati as Kariyaṭṭū; and in Marathi as Olikiryātā.

Yavatiktā is mentioned as having sixteen synonyms: Mahātiktā, Dṛḍhapādā, Visarpiṇī, Nākulī, Netramīlā, Śaṅkhinī, Patrataṇḍulī, Taṇḍulī, Akṣapīḍā, Sūkṣmapuṣpī, Yaśasvinī, Māheśvarī, Tiktayavā, Yāvī and Tiktā.

Properties and characteristics: “Yavatiktā is bitter (tikta) and amla in rasa. It is digestive stimulent and appetizer and used in the worm infestations and leprosy and allied skin diseases. It is an antidote to poisons. It removes āma-doṣa and is laxative”.

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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

Yavatiktā (यवतिक्ता).—Name of a plant (śaṅkhinī).

Yavatiktā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yava and tiktā (तिक्ता).

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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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