Adhovata, Adhovāta, Adhas-vata: 1 definition

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Adhovata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Adhovāta (अधोवात) refers to the “downward wind”, mentioned in verse 4.2 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “by the stoppage of the downward wind [viz., adhovāta] (are caused) visceral induration, secretory stasis, pain, weariness, retention of wind, urine, and feces, impairment of vision and digestion, and heart-disease”.

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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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