Balacaturbhadra, Bālacaturbhadrā, Bala-caturbhadra: 1 definition



Balacaturbhadra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Balachaturbhadra.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bālacaturbhadrā (बालचतुर्भद्रा) is a medicinal formulation (of the cūrṇa type, ‘powder’), according to the Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam (Ayurvedic medicinal work in Sanskrit). The following ingredients should be taken in equal part: Karkaṭaśṛṅgī, Pippalī, Ativiṣā and Musta. The Bālacaturbhadrā recipe is administered when the following symptoms are indicated:—Pediatric disoders such as cough, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting.

The recipe should be prepared according to the Cūrṇa (‘powdered herbs’) process. Using this Ayurvedic preparation means you have to dry the herbs and and finely ground them until powder remains. You cannot add any liquid to this preparation.

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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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