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  • Dhatri  The term literally meaning ‘nursing mother; This is in refernce to medicinal efficacy of the plant. Synonym to Amalaki.
  • Dhatu  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
  • Dhuma pana  Inhalation of smoke of drugs.
  • Dipana Stomachic. A drug that improves the digestive power and increases the appetite
  • Dosha 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.
  • Doshaja diseases Literally meaning ‘produced by dosha’
  • Drava liquid
  • Dristhi Sight
  • 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.
  • Dushya 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 the disease.

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