Amavata, aka: Āmavāta, Ama-vata; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Āmavāta (आमवात) refers to “rheumatoid arthritis”.—The aggravated vāta carrying āma with it reaches and gets located in all the sites of kapha exhibiting pain, swelling and fever. This is known as ‘āmavāta’.

Source: Google Books: Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam: Essentials of Ayurveda

Amavata is a term which is used to describe a symptom complex in Ayurvedic pathology which resembles the disease Rheumatoid Arthritis of the modern day. Some experts have also seen it in comparison with Gout. The disease manifests in 2 different forms. The first form (stage) is moreover a systemic representation or manifestation of the early disease process when the joints, bones and soft tissues of the body have not yet been afflicted. The second form (stage) is a progressive / progressed stage of a disease (Pravridda Amavata) wherein we can find the disease manifesting in its full form with both of its systemic and local components.

Source: Easy Ayurveda: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Āmavāta (आमवात) refers to “rhumetoid arthritis” (a chronic inflammatory disorder). Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition include 9 references of Vatsanābha usages. Guṭikā is maximum (7) dosage form in the management of Āmavāta. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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āmavāta (आमवात).—m (S) āmavāyu m (S) Chronic rheumatism proceeding from affection of the bowels.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āmavāta (आमवात) [-vāyu, -वायु].—m Chronic rheumatism caused by bowel affection

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āmavāta (आमवात).—constipation, torpor of the bowels attended with flatulence and intumescence.

Derivable forms: āmavātaḥ (आमवातः).

Āmavāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āma and vāta (वात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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