Agni: The digestive principle of living body that helps in the assimilation and metabolic conversion.
Agni Rasayana: Specially developed ayurvedic compound medicine useful to promote Agni.
Ama: The toxic residue of undigested food that is the source of illness in the body.
Atma: The universal intelligence of nature.
Basti: Therapeutic purification and rejuvenation of the colon. One of the five main procedures of Panchkarma.
Bhastrika: A form of breathing rapidly like bellows. It stimulate agni and the vital power i.e. Prana.
Brahma: The utterly devine spirit.
Dosha: The biological intelligence within the body responsible for all physiological and psychological processes.
Dravya Guna Shastra: The science and knowledge of drugs (Dravya) , their properties and actions (Guna).
Indriya: An organ of sense or action. One of the four components of Ayu.
Kapha The dosha or biological intelligence within the body governing cohesion, liquidity and growth.
Mandagni: Poor agni. A diminished state of digestion characterised by the dominant influence of Kapha.
Manas: The mind. One of the four component of Ayu.
Musta: Cyperus rotundus Linn. Ayurvedic herb having astringent, appetiser and digestive properties.
Nyaya: One of the philosophical thoughts of India propounded by Gautama. For explaining the physical and chemical activities, help of Nyaya and Vaisisika philosophy has been taken in Ayurveda.
Nyaya-Vaisisika: Philosophical base of Ayurveda. See Nyaya.
Om: A mantric syllable indicating the supreme rhythm or sublime principle or Brahma.
Panchkarma: The five major purificatory procedures and adjunct therapies for purifying and rejuvenating the body.
Panchmahabhuta: The ayurvedic theory of five elements.
Pawanamuktasana: A series of specified Yogic asanas to release the pain and stiffness.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra: The original Sanskrit treatise on Yoga authored by Patanjali.
Pinda Swedanam: A fomentation procedure performed with a bolus of rice and a hot milk decoction to tone up the muscles and improve the circulation.
Pitta: The dosha or the biological intellegence within the body governing all metabolic processes.
Prakriti: The inherent balance of the doshas that is most beneficial to one’s life. The costitutional make-up.
Prana: Life force or the vital force.
Psororasayana: Specially developed ayurvedic medicine useful in the long term management of Psorisis.
Raja dosha (Rajas) The active phase of mind. It imparts motivation and initiation to the mind.
Rasa: Perception of the taste and indicator of the composition, properties and probable action of the drug.
Rasayana: One of the ayurvedic specialities for rejuvenation of body.
Satva Guna: The creative phase of mind, one of the three gunas. It is the quality that imparts curiosity, inspiration and creativity to the mind.
Shankhya: The very old scientific philosophy of India which classifies all the contents of the known.
Sharira: The human body. One of the four components of Ayu.
Shatbala Prasarni Oil: A specially developed ayurvedic herbal oil useful in the management of Neuro-muscular diseases .
Srotas: The gross and the subtle channels of the body.
Sukumar Guggul Rasayana: Specially developed ayurvedic medicine useful in the management of Muscular dystrophy.
Surya namaskara: Sun salutation in Hathayoga asana.Tama (Tamas) Darkness, inertia; one of the three gunas of mind.
Tikta Snehana: Herbal purified butter with predominantly bitter taste used in internal oleation to remove ama from the dhatus (tissues).
Til-Masha Pinda Swedanam: A special pinda swedana useful for prevention of contractures and deformities in patients of Muscular dystrophies.
Triphala: A laxative, combination of three fruits ( viz: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica and Emblica officinalis.)
Udvartana: A type of therapeutic massage using powder instead of oil to reduce subcutaneous fat and excess of Kapha.
Vata: The dosha or the biological intelligence in the body that governs movements, transportation and the drying and separating functions.
Veerya: The potency by which the drug acts.
Vipaka: Transformed state of ingested substance after digestion.

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