Ayurveda Glossary – Y

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Y Yakrit : Liver Yashasvati : Type of nadi in Yoga Yoga: psycho physical practices aimed at self knowledge A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q ...

Ayurveda Glossary – V

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z V Vamana: medicated emesis Varsha: monsoon Vasa: fact of the muscles Vasant: Spring Vata: the dosha responsible for all movement in the body, biological air humor. Vata vyadhi: diseases due to aggravation of vatas ...

Ayurveda Glossary – U

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z U Udakavaha srotas: -system of water metabolism Udanavata: upward moving type of vata Udara: abdomen Upadhatu: offshoots of tissues Upadrava: complication Upashama: symptoms getting relieved after treatment Undhiya: A mixed vegetable preparation favourite among ...

Ayurveda Glossary – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z T Tamaka shwasa: bronchial asthma Tamas: the lower principle of inertia of omni substances Tamasic: having the nature of tamas Tapas: self discipline Tarpaka: form of kapha governing brain and nerves Teja: premordial element, ...

Ayurveda Glossary – S

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z S Sadhaka pitta: type of pitta governing the brainSama: with ama or toxins Samadhi: A state of equilibrium; supreme joy and bliss Samana vata: equalising form of five vata types Sammurchana: amalgamation between viliated ...

Ayurveda Glossary – R

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z R Rajas: the intermediate principle of energy among the three qualities of nature Rajasic: having the nature of Rajas (Kings) Raktadhatu: blood Raktamokshana: blood-letting (type of panchakarma) Raktavaha srotas: circulatory system Ranjaka pitta: form ...

Ayurveda Glossary – P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z P Palpation: The act of feeling with the hand; the application of the fingers with light pressure to the surface of the body for the purpose of determining the consistancy of the parts beneath ...

Ayurveda Glossary – O

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z O Ojas: The purest expression of metabolism; the final end product of correct digestion and assimilation of food Om : Seed mantra A B C D E F G H I J K L M ...

Ayurveda Glossary – N

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z N Nadi pariksha: Pulse examination Nadi vigyana: Pulse diagnosis Nag: Type of vata in yoga Nasya: Nasal administration of therapy Nauli: Action like pitching of boat in stormy sea Nauli chalana: A process in ...

Ayurveda Glossary – M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z M Macrocosm: The universe itself; a system regarded as an entity containing subsystems Madhyama marga: Middle pathway, (deep tissue) Mahabhuta: Basic five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) Mahamarma: One of the three ...

Ayurveda Glossary – L

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z L Laghu : type of attribute, light Langhana : fasting, reducing therapy Leucoderma : Localized loss of skin pigment Leucorrhea : A condition that causes a whitish, viscid discharge from the vagina and uterine cavity Lohita : second layer ...

Ayurveda Glossary – K

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   K Kapalabhati: Kriya and pranayama that cleanses respiratory tractKapha : the dosha responsible for bodily structure Kathina : Type of attribute, hard Katu : Pungent or spicy Khara : Type of attribute, rough to touch Kleda : Subtle ...

Ayurveda Glossary – J

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z J Jala neti : Yogic cleansing of nasal passages by water Japa : Repetation of mantras Jatharagni : Digestive fire, responsible for the digestion and transformation of food material Jaundice : A condition characterized by yellowness of the ...

Ayurveda Glossary – I

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z I Ida : Type of Yoganadi Infusion : The steeping of a substance in water to obtain its active principles Isha diety : Diety of anahata chakra. A B C D E F G H I J ...

Ayurveda Glossary – H

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z H Halasana : Plough posture Hath Yoga : Yoga of physical postures Hemant: Early winter Hemoptysis: Coughing up of blood from the respiratory tract Hemostatic: A substance that checks the flow of blood Hima : Type of ...

Ayurveda Glossary – G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z G Gati : quality of the pulse Gonorrhoea: A common venereal disease most often affecting the genitourinary tract Gout: Metabolic disease marked by acute arthritis and inflammation of the joints Grahani : Chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption syndrome ...

Ayurveda Glossary – F

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z F Flora: Healthful bacteria which are present in various parts of the body, list of plants of a particular place Fomentation: Treatment by warm and moist application to skin A B C D E ...

Ayurveda Glossary – E

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z E Eczema: Acute or chronic skin inflammationEmetic: Medicine that produces vomiting Expectorant: A substance that promotes the ejection of mucus. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N ...

Ayurveda Glossary – D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z D Dermatitis: An inflammatory condition of the skin. characterized by redness. pain and itchingDhatu: one of the body’s seven basic constituents Diabetes: A clinical condition characterized by the excessive secretion of urine and increased ...

Ayurveda Glossary – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z C Chandan: Sandalwood (Santalum album) Chapati: A type of Indian bread Charak: Great Ayurvedic profounder who has written one of the classic Ayurvedic text Charak Samhita. Charaka samhita: One of the oldest Ayurvedic text ...