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The term literally meaning ‘nursing
mother; This is in refernce to medicinal efficacy of the plant.
Synonym to Amalaki.
Body elements, primary / basic tissues.
The word ‘Dhatu’ is derived from the verb ‘Dha’ which means to hold.
The matters that hold the body are termed as Dhatu.
Dhatukshaya Neurasthemia, impotency. Loss
of memory, forgetfulness, dull intellect, lack of confidence,
indecisiveness, inability to undertake sexual intercourse to the
satisfaction or incapacity to fecundate the female, oedema,
eruptions, enlargement of prepuces, burning sensation of the male
organs are the sign and symptoms
pana Inhalation of smoke of drugs.
Stomachic. A drug that improves the
digestive power and increases the appetite
The triad of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The word dosha is deprived from
the verb ‘Dusha’ which means to vitiate. They are called so as they
vitiate the dhatus (body elements) and malas (the excretas). In the
normal stat of equilibriumn they support the body and when vitiated
they produce disease. Dosha plays important role in the
pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
diseases Literally meaning ‘produced by
Durdagdha The burns in which small or
large vesicles appear with surrounding redness, sensation of extreme
burning and sucking pain are referred as Duradagha. In this type of
burn, pus may also form.
In the disease process first dosha are vitiated which in turn
vitiate dhatu and mala. As dhatu and mala get vitiated by dosha,
therefore, they are also named as dushya. In the normal condition,
dosha, dhatu and mala support the body, but when vitiated produce