Sanskrit names of spices

Below is the list of Sanskrit names of some spices that are commonly used in the kitchen for various purposes including flavoring food items and also used as Ayurvedic herbs etc.

If you know the names of more spices in Sanskrit, please share through the comment section.

EnglishSanskritTransliteration
Cardamom (small)तुत्थाTutthā
Cardamom (large)एलाElā
Saltलवणम्Lavaṇam
Black Pepperमरीचम्Marīcam
MintपोदिनाPodinā
Turmericहरिद्राHaridrā
CorianderधानीDhānī
CuminजीरकःJīrakaḥ
FennelशालेयःŚāleyaḥ
Cinnamonदारुगन्धःDārugandhaḥ
Celeryअजमोदाजातीयः शाकप्रभेदःAjamodājātīyaḥ Śākaprabhedaḥ
Cloveलवङ्गम्Lavaṅgam
Nutmegजातिफलम्Jātiphalam

2 thoughts on “Sanskrit names of spices”

  1. Namo Namah Vivek Mahodaya I just started learning sanskrit 6 months ago .In a sanskrit book that I have the word for lotus is ” kamalam”. The correct word you have given is ” sahastarpatram”. Not sure if I transliterated this correctly.

    1. कमलम् is the correct translation for the Lotus flower. I am not sure which post you are talking about but Sahasrapatram would also be the name that can be ascribed to the Lotus flower. It has many other names too.

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