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Deafness. Vitiated vayu by involvind the shabdavaha-srotas, causes
deafness or loss of hearing. This indisposition is known as Badhirya.
Country mallow, Sida cordifolia. The term literally meaning ‘strength’;’powerful’
in reference to its medical efficacy.
- Baluka Yantra
A sand bath.
Enema therapy. The medicine given through enema is called Basti. It
is the best treatment for the elimination of vata.This therapy may
also be used for the promotion of health as it provides happiness,
long life, strength, digestive power, intelligence, voice and
colour.It is free from risks; hence it can be administered at all
ages. It draws out unwanted faeces, mucus, bile, flatus and urine,
imparts firmness, enriches semen and gives body strength. Basti is
two types viz. Niruha Basti and Anuvasna Basti. The Basti in which
the preparation containing fat is given is called Anuvasna Basti.
The one in which only decoction of the drug is used is known as
Niruha (Asthapana) Basti.
Anorectal vaginal region, vulva.
Fistula in ano. Anal fistula. Appearance of a deep rooted boil
without any opening within two fingers around the anus with pain and
Oxydum. Bhasma is a preparation in which metals and non metals, and
animal’s hard parts like bone etc. and wood or plants are burnt to
ashes or powder. There are many devices described for this kind of
bhasma preparations in Ayurvedic texts.
- Bhasma and
Marana process The minerals should not be used before the
process known as shodana removes its impurities. Thereafter, the
drug is subjected to the Marana process by which it is reduced to
such a state in which they can be absorbed in the body. Thus
powdered drug is known as Bhasma.
- Bhasmaka roga
When a solid drug is grinded continuously by adding liquid till it
becomes dry, this process is known as Bhavana.
Breaking: Drastic purgative.
Process of a kind of minor surgery. Incision. It should be made with
a firm pressure upon a sharp scalpel through the skin.
Psychological medicine, one of the eight branches of Ayurveda. Also
known as Grahachikitsa.
Restorative of body elements. The treatments that increases the
dhatu is called brihana chikitsa. It’s indicated in cases of
weakness and diseases causing debility.
Roborants or a weight promoting drug.
- Brihat Pancha
mula Group of five (pancha) herbs including the Bilva (beal),
Arni (Premna Interifolia), Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum), Patala (Stereospermum
suaveolens) and Gambhari (Gmelina arorea).