Bhrajakapitta, Bhrājakapitta, Bhrajaka-pitta: 3 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhrājakapitta (भ्राजकपित्त):—A Sanskrit technical term referring to “lustre”, it is one of the five upadoṣa (sub functions) of Pitta (one of the three doṣas). A doṣa is a basic component of life. The compound Bhrājakapitta is composed of the words Bhrājaka (‘shining’) and Pitta (‘fire’). These terms are used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Āyurveda is India’s classical science of medicine.

Source: Cogprints: Concepts of Human Physiology in Ayurveda

Bhrājaka Pitta:—As is known, pigmentation of skin is under the control of some hormones like Adrenocorticotropic hormone & Melanocyte-stimulating hormone from anterior pituitary. Some enzymes in the skin responsible for the metabolism of certain drugs applied topi cally also can be considered under ‘Bhrājaka Pitta’ along with the hormones controlling pigmentation.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bhrājakapitta (भ्राजकपित्त):—One of the five subtypes of Pitta, that causes Illumination or shining of the skin.

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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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