Adhobhakta, Adhas-bhakta: 6 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Adhobhakta in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Adhobhakta (अधोभक्त):—Administration of oral medication immediately after taking food. Such administration of medicine is advised for strengthening the body and to make person stout.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhobhakta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhobhakta (अधोभक्त).—[adharaṃ bhaktaṃ yasmāt] a dose of water, medicine &c. to be taken after meals &c. (bhojanānte pīyamānaṃ jalādikam).

Derivable forms: adhobhaktam (अधोभक्तम्).

Adhobhakta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhas and bhakta (भक्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhobhakta (अधोभक्त):—[=adho-bhakta] [from adhas] n. a dose of medicine to be taken after eating.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhobhakta (अधोभक्त):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ktam) (In medicine.) A medicament which is to be taken after eating; one of the ten kinds of medicaments classified according to the time of their application; see besides nirbhakta, prāgbhakta, madhyebhakta, antarābhakta, sabhakta, sāmudga, muhurmuhurgrāsa (which is twofold) and grāsāntara. E. adhas and bhakta, scil. auṣadha.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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