Dhatuvardhana, Dhātuvardhana, Dhatu-vardhana: 1 definition

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Dhātuvardhana (धातुवर्धन) refers to that which is “augmentative of the elements”, as mentioned in verse 5.20 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] of sweet digestion and taste, unctuous, vitalizing, augmentative of the elements [viz., dhātuvardhana], eliminative of wind and choler, viriligenic, phlegmatogenic, heavy, (and) cooling as a rule (is) milk. [...]”.

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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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