Doshacaya, Doṣacaya, Dosha-caya: 1 definition


Doshacaya 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.

The Sanskrit term Doṣacaya can be transliterated into English as Dosacaya or Doshacaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Doshachaya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Doṣacaya (दोषचय) refers to the “accumulation of humours”, as mentioned in verse 4.35 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] (by) quickly (and) properly purging in spring the accumulation of humours [viz., doṣacaya] produced in the cold (season), in the cloudy season (that) caused in summer, (and) at the disappearance of clouds (that) formed in the rainy season: one never catches the diseases (usually) caused in (these) seasons.”.

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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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