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Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
Glossary of ayurvedic terms | ayurveda kerala |ayurvedic medicine |ayurveda |ayurvedic restaurants| ayurvedic treatments | ayurveda medicine |yoga |meditation
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  • 1. www.ayurvedakerala.biz<br />Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms<br />
  • 2. Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms<br />Aap: Water element.<br />Abhyanga: oil masssage.<br />Acne: An inflammatory eruption occurring usually on the face and neck.<br />Agni: digestive fire, synonymous with properly balanced cell metabolism in Western medicine.<br />Ajna chakra: Centre of command,the&quot; third eye&quot;.<br />Akasha: Ether or space.<br />Alambushanadi: Yogic nadi, channel.<br />Alochakapitta: Form of pitta governing vision. <br />
  • 3. Ama: residual impurities deposited in the cells as the result of improper digestion. Also mental ama, impure or negative thoughts and moods.<br />Anaemia: A below-normal level in the number of red blood cells.<br />Analgesic: A substance that relieves pain.<br />Anna:Food.<br />Annamayakosha: Physical or gross body.<br />Apanavayu: Downward moving vayu.<br />Arishta: Symptom suggestive of death.<br />Aromatic: Taste which stimulates the gastrointestinal tract.<br />Artava: Menstrual Blood.<br />
  • 4. Artavahasrotas: Menstrual channels.<br />Arthritis: An inflammatory condition of the joints.<br />Asana: Posture, third stage of yoga.<br />Ascites: An excessive accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.<br />Ashvinimudra: Yogic practise of contracting anal sphinctor muscles.<br />Asthi: Bone.<br />Asthidharakala: Special membrane for bone.<br />Asthma: A respiratory disorder in which there is breathlessness wheezing and cough (dry or with mucus expectoration).<br />Atrophy: A wasting or diminution of size or physiological activity of a part of the body.<br />Attributes: The inherent qualities or properties of a substance.<br />
  • 5. AvalambakaKapha: Form of Kapha in chest.<br />Avasthapaka: Primary phase of digestion.<br />Basti : enema<br />Betel leaf: A leaf eaten after a meal to assist digestion<br />Bhajani: A mixture of roasted cereals<br />Bhajiyas: Fried items of onion and other vegetables<br />Bharta: A mashed preparation (of aubergines)<br />Bhasma: Residue after incineration<br />Bhutagni : digestive fire governing element.<br />
  • 6. Bile: A bitter fluid secreted by the liver which flows into the small intestine, which is stored in the gallbladder. It helps to metabolize fat<br />Chandan: Sandalwood (Santalum album)<br />Chapati: A type of Indian bread<br />Charak: Great Ayurvedic profounder who has written one of the classic Ayurvedic text CharakSamhita.<br />Charakasamhita: One of the oldest Ayurvedic text<br />Cholesterol: A fatty substance in crystalized form found in all animal fats, oils, milk, egg yolks, bile, blood, brain tissue, liver, kidney and adrenal glands.<br />Churna: Powder of medicine<br />
  • 7. Chyavanprash: A formualtion based on honey, amla and other 45 ingredients.<br />Colitis: A chronic disease characterized by the inflamation of colon<br />Compress: A pad of folded linen applied so as to create pressure upon exterior parts of the body<br />Conjunctivitis: A painful and infectious illness in the eyes which makes them red and makes the eyelids swollen and sticky<br />
  • 8. Cosmic energy: The all-pervading energy in the universe<br />Dermatitis: An inflammatory condition of the skin. characterized by redness. pain and itching<br />Dhatu: one of the body&apos;s seven basic constituents<br />Diabetes: A clinical condition characterized by the excessive secretion of urine and increased blood-sugar level<br />Dinacharya: daily routine<br />Diuretic: A substance that increases the secretion of urine<br />Dosha: three basic metabolic principles connecting the mind and body and biological humour.<br />
  • 9. Doshavaishmya: pathological condition of dosha<br />Drava: type of attribute liquid<br />Eczema: Acute or chronic skin inflammation<br />Emetic: Medicine that produces vomiting<br />Expectorant: A substance that promotes the ejection of mucus.<br />Flora: Healthful bacteria which are present in various parts of the body, list of plants of a particular place<br />Fomentation: Treatment by warm and moist application to skin<br />
  • 10. Gati : quality of the pulse<br />Gonorrhoea: A common venereal disease most often affecting the genitourinary tract<br />Gout: Metabolic disease marked by acute arthritis and inflammation of the joints<br />Grahani : Chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption syndrome in the small intestine<br />Gulma : Any tumor, lump or diverticulosis<br />Guna: fundamental natural quality (e.g., dry, moist, hot, cold, etc.). Also applied to sattva, rajas, and tamas, the &quot;three gunas&quot;<br />
  • 11. Guru: type of attribute, heavy, spiritual teacher, Grishma, Summer, Teacher<br />Halasana : Plough posture<br />Hath Yoga : Yoga of physical postures<br />Hemant: Early winter<br />Hemoptysis: Coughing up of blood from the respiratory tract<br />Hemostatic: A substance that checks the flow of blood<br />Hima : Type of attribute, cold<br />Hing:Asafoetida<br />
  • 12. Hridroga : Heart disease<br />Hives: Eruptions of very itchy skin caused by an allergic substance<br />Jalaneti : Yogic cleansing of nasal passages by water<br />Japa :Repetation of mantras<br />Jatharagni : Digestive fire, responsible for the digestion and transformation of food material<br />Jaundice : A condition characterized by yellowness of the skin and elevated level of bilirubin<br />Kapalabhati: Kriya and pranayama that cleanses respiratory tract<br />Kapha:thedosha responsible for bodily structure<br />Kathina: Type of attribute, hard<br />
  • 13. Katu: Pungent or spicy<br />Khara: Type of attribute, rough to touch<br />Kleda: Subtle waste product<br />Kledakakapha: form of kapha governing digestion<br />Kuhu:Nadi in yoga<br />Kundalini: Potential energy lying dormant at the base of the spine.<br />Kurma: Type of vata in yoga<br />Laghu: type of attribute, light<br />Langhana: fasting, reducing therapy<br />Leucoderma: Localized loss of skin pigment<br />Leucorrhea: A condition that causes a whitish, viscid discharge from the vagina and uterine cavity<br />
  • 14. Lohita: second layer of skin<br />Lymphadenitis: Inflammatory condition of the lymph nodes<br />Macrocosm: The universe itself; a system regarded as an entity containing subsystems<br />Madhyamamarga: Middle pathway, (deep tissue)<br />Mahabhuta: Basic five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth)<br />Mahamarma: One of the three major marma<br />Majja: Nerve tissue and bone marrow<br />Mala: Metabolic end-products<br />Malabsorption syndrome: A condition in which there is no proper digestion, absorption and assimilation of food in the gastro intestinal tract<br />
  • 15. Mamsadhatu: Muscle tissue<br />Manda: Type of attribute, slow pachakapitta, form of pitt chakra<br />Mandagni: Diminished digestive capacity<br />Manomayakosha: Mental sheath<br />Mantra: Sacred sounds<br />Manusmriti: Compendia, Marga -pathway or tract<br />Marga: Path or tract<br />Marma: A junction point between consciousness and matter or weak Vital points.<br />Matsyendrasana: Yoga posture with spinal twist<br />Mayurasana: Yoga posture like peacock<br />Meda: Fat tissue<br />Microcosm: A diminutive representative world; a system more or less analogous to a much larger system<br />
  • 16. Moong: A type of pulse<br />Mridu: Type of attribute, soft<br />Muladhara chakra: First chakra<br />Mutra: Urine<br />Mutravahasrotas: Urinary system<br />Nadipariksha: Pulse examination<br />Nadivigyana: Pulse diagnosis<br />Nag: Type of vata in yoga<br />Nasya: Nasal administration of therapy<br />Nauli: Action like pitching of boat in stormy sea<br />Naulichalana: A process in which the abdominal muscles are made to move vertically and laterally in surging motion<br />
  • 17. Nidana: Etiological factor or diagnosis of disease<br />Nidanapanchaka: Five ways to diagnose a disease<br />Nirama: Without ama or toxic substance<br />Ojas: The purest expression of metabolism; the final end product of correct digestion and assimilation of food<br />Om : Seed mantra<br />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<br />Panchakrama: The five cleansing (purification) methods to get rid of excess Doshas.<br />Paneer: Cheese<br />Papad: Made from dried lentils; eaten fried or roasted<br />Parkinsonism: A neurologic disorder characterized by tremors, muscle rigidity and slow movements<br />
  • 18. Parpati: medicinal preperation of sulphur and mercury<br />Paschimotanasana: head to knee yoga posture<br />Pavanamuktasana: knee to chest yoga posture<br />Percussion: The act of striking a bodily part with short, sharp blows as a diagnostic aid that reveals the condition of that area of the body<br />Peristalsis: Rhythmic contraction of smooth muscle that forces food through the digestive tract<br />Pharyngitis: Inflammation of the throat<br />Physiognomy: The study of facial features<br />Pichila: type of attribute, slimy<br />Pingala: carries solar energy, right nostril<br />Pippali: herb / Piper longum<br />Pitta: the dosha responsible for metabolism (closely identified with agni, the body&apos;s vital heat)<br />
  • 19. Poorvakarma: Procedures done prior<br />Poultice: A soft moist substance applied hot to the surface of the body for the purpose of supplying heat and moisture<br />Pradhana: main, prominent<br />Pragyaaparadh: the &quot;mistake of the intellect&quot; (i.e., identifying with the part and losing the whole)<br />Prajnyaparadh: volitional transgression<br />Prakriti: primal nature, natural state, constitution<br />Prakriti-nature: referring either to one&apos;s individual nature (body type) or to Nature as a whole<br />
  • 20. Prana: It is vital energy (life-energy) which activates the body and mind. Prana is responsible for the higher cerebral functions, the motor and sensory activities. The prana located in the head is the vital prana, while prana which is present in the cosmic air is nutrient prana. There is a constant exchange of energy between vital prana and nutrient prana through respiration. During inspiration, the nutrient prana enters the system and nourishes the vital prana. During expiration, subtle waste products are expelled.<br />
  • 21. Pranavahasrotas: respiratory system<br />Pranayama : respiratory exercise, also called &quot;balanced breathing&quot;<br />Prapaka: primary stage of digestion<br />Prashama: alliviation of dosha<br />Prithvi: element earth<br />Psoriasis: A disease in which areas of skin turn red and are covered with small dry pieces of skin<br />Psychosomatic: Pertaining to the mind-body relationship: an illness caused by anxiety and worry<br />Ptosis: An abnormal condition of one or both upper eyelids in which the eyelid droops.<br />
  • 22. Purisha: stool, faeces<br />Purvarupa: predormal symptoms<br />Rajas: the intermediate principle of energy among the three qualities of nature<br />Rajasic: having the nature of Rajas (Kings)<br />Raktadhatu: blood<br />Raktamokshana: blood-letting (type of panchakarma)<br />Raktavahasrotas: circulatory system<br />Ranjakapitta: form of pittacolouring the blood<br />
  • 23. Rasa: plasma, taste<br />Rasayana: Traditional Ayurvedic herbal or mineral preparation for longivity and rejuvenation<br />Rheumatism: Any of a large number of inflammatory conditions of the joints, ligaments or muscles, characterised by pain or limitation of movement<br />Rhinitis: Inflammation of the mucus membrane of the nose<br />Rigveda: type of veda<br />Ritucharya: seasonal behaviour<br />Roga: disease<br />Roopa: symptom<br />Ruksha: type of attribute, dry<br />Sadhakapitta: type of pitta governing the brain<br />Sama: with ama or toxins<br />
  • 24. Samadhi: A state of equilibrium; supreme joy and bliss<br />Samanavata: equalising form of five vata types<br />Sammurchana: amalgamation between viliateddosha and dushya<br />Samprapti: pathogenes<br />Samsarga: duel vitiation of dosha.<br />Sandra: type of attribute, dense<br />Sattva: the higher principle of harmony of three qualities of nature or trigunas<br />Scabies: A contagious skin disease characterized by itching and peeling of the skin<br />Sciatica: Inflammation of the sciatic nerve characterized by lower back pain which radiates down the leg<br />Shakha: four limbs<br />
  • 25. Shakhamarga: external disease tract<br />Shishir: winter<br />Shita: type of attribute, cold<br />Shlakshna: type of attribute, smooth<br />Shleshaka: form of kapha<br />Shleshaka: form of kapha lubricating joints<br />Shodhana: purification, detoxification<br />Shukra: reproductive tissue<br />Shukradharakala: special membrane for reproductive system<br />Sira: blood vessel<br />
  • 26. Snehan: fomentation<br />Snehana: oleation therapy<br />Soma: bliss of pleasure, principle at work behind the mind and senses<br />Spondylosis: A condition of the spine characterized by fixation or stiffness of a vertebral joint<br />Sthanasaushraya: localisation, stage of pathogenesis<br />Sthira: type of attribute, stable<br />Sthoola: type of attribute, gross<br />Sukshma: type of attribute, subtle<br />Surya Namaskara: the &quot;sun salute,&quot;<br />Sushruta: author of SushrutaSamhita, ancient Ayurvedic surgeon<br />Sweda: sweat<br />Swedavahasrotas: system for sweat<br />
  • 27. Syphilis: A venereal infection transmitted through sexual contact<br />Tamakashwasa: bronchial asthma<br />Tamas: the lower principle of inertia of omni substances<br />Tamasic: having the nature of tamas<br />Tapas: self discipline<br />Tarpaka: form of kapha governing brain and nerves<br />Teja: premordial element, fire<br />Tejas: mental fire<br />Tikta: bitter<br />Tikshna: form of attribute, penetrating<br />Trataka: steady gazing<br />
  • 28. Tridosha: The three bodily organizations -Vata (air). pitta (fire) and Kapha (water) -which govern the psychosomatic activity of daily living<br />Udakavahasrotas: -system of water metabolism<br />Udanavata: upward moving type of vata<br />Udara: abdomen<br />Upadhatu: offshoots of tissues<br />Upadrava: complication<br />Upashama: symptoms getting relieved after treatment<br />Undhiya: A mixed vegetable preparation favourite among the Gujaratis<br />Urticaria: A blood reaction of the skin. marked by the transient appearance of smooth. slightly-elevated patches which are redder or paler than the surrounding skin. This condition often is attended by severe itching.<br />
  • 29. Ushma: Hot<br />Vamana: medicated emesis<br />Varsha: monsoon<br />Vasa: fact of the muscles<br />Vasant: Spring<br />Vata: the dosha responsible for all movement in the body, biological air humor.<br />Vatavyadhi: diseases due to aggravation of vatas<br />Vataj: due to vata<br />Vayu: another name for vat<br />Vedas: ancient books of knowledge presenting the spiritual signs of awareness<br />Vijnyana: intelligence<br />Vipaka:metabolised part of drug, the after taste of food in the body<br />
  • 30. Virechan: Purgation<br />Vishesh: Special<br />Yakrit :LiverYashasvati : Type of nadi in YogaYoga: psycho physical practices aimed at self knowledge<br />
  • 31. www.ayurvedakerala.biz<br />NilayoramResorts &amp; Ayurvedic CentrePainkulam P.O.Cheruturuthy - 679 531Thrissur,KeralaIndia<br />

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