Botanical Name -

Nigella sativa L.
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Full Botanical citation -

Nigella sativa L., Sp. Pl. 753. 1762. var. indica (Roxb.) DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 330. 1817; Rau in B.D.Sharma & al., Fl. India 1: 108. 1993.

Family -

RANUNCULACEAE

System(s) of Indian Medicine -

Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Folk
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Vernacular names -

Total 186 Vernacular names found in 9 languages.

English (3) - fennel flower, fitches, kalonji
Hindi (7) - kala-jira, kala-zira, kalajira, kalomji, kalonji, kulangji, mugrela
Kannada (9) - kare-jirage, karejeerage, karejirage, karijeerige, karijirigae, karijirigay, karijirigi, karimsiragam, krishnajeerige
Malayalam (5) - karinchirakam, karincirakam, karun-chirakam, karunchirakam, karunshiragam
Marathi (3) - kalongji, kalonjee jeere, krishnajira
Sanskrit (33) -
Sanskrit Comments
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ajaji, aranyajeeraka, asitajirakah, bashpika, jiraka, kala-ajaji, kalajaji, kalika, kalvanjika, karava, karave, karavi, krishna jiraka, krishna-jiraka, krsnajiraka, kunchi, kunchika, kuncika, kunjika, musavi, prathvika, prithu, prithuka, prithvi, prthu, prthvika, susavi, sushave, sushavi, upakunchika, upakunchiraka, upakunci, upakuncika
Tamil (117) - acaci, aciyacirakam#, aciyacirakam@, aciyam#, aciyam@, aniyam, aranam, arattuvakki, attakam 2, attimai 2, attimaiccirakam, attulaccirakam, attulakiyam, attulakki, attulakkinam, attulakkiyam, attuvakkayam, attuvakkiyam, attuvarkkayam#, attuvarkkayam@, cailaciritam, caitini, cannikanayan, cannikanayan 1, canninayakam, canninayakam 1, canninayan 1, carin siragum, cariyaccirakam, copakunci, culakkini, irucitari, irulakam, iruli 1, iruliccirakam, kaketali, kakoniyacirakam, kakoniyam, kalcirakam, kamanam, kanakacciram, kanakaciram, kanakam 2, kapitaciram, kapitam, karaciram, karavi 2, kariya cirakam, kariyacirakam, kariyaciram, kariyamani, kariyamaniccirakam, karkanacirakam, karkanam#, karkanam@, karkkoli 1#, karkkoli 1@, karkol, karkolam, karkoli 1, karum ciragam, karun-shiragam, karuncetakam, karuncheerakam, karuncirakam, karunciri, karunjchirakam, karunjeeragam, karunjiragam, karunshirogam, karutakacirakam, kattukkarucirakam, kattukkaruncirakam, kattumaiccirakam, kiruttinacirakam, kiruttinaciram, kiruttinamuli, kittinacaci, kommatticcirakam, kotticciram, kutakam 2, kutamanakam, kutamanam, kutampan, kuttanam, kuttinam, maciyam, maiccirakam, malattakkutampu, miti, narcirakam, pakutam, palampacakam, palampacam, palappacam, pankumam, pankutam, pilacam, pilaccam, pilecam, pilicam, puppacam, purruccirakam, putpaciram, putparacan, tecalati, tecalaticceti, terikkam, umataviyam, upakancikam, upakuncam 2, upakuncikai, upakuncikai 2, uppukkuncam, vanticotani#, vanticotani@, viluttam
Telugu (6) - nalla jeelakarra, nalla-jilakara, nallailakarra, nallajilakara, nellajeelakaira, nullajilakara
Urdu (3) - kalonji, kalonji (kamazarius), tukhm gandana