Gridhrasi, aka: Gṛdhrasī, Gridhrashi, Gridhraśi; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Gṛdhrasī and Gridhraśi can be transliterated into English as Grdhrasi or Gridhrasi or Gridhrashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Gridhraśi (Sciatica):—The disease in which the two great nerve-trunks (Kandarā), which emanating from below the lower extremity of the thigh reach down to the bottom of the insteps and toes, and become stuffed or pressed with the enraged Vāyu, thus depriving the lower extremities of their power of locomotion, is called Gridhraśi.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume II

Gridhrasi (Sciatica) is one of the Vatavyadhi which is caused by aggravated Vata dosha. This disease is characterized by ruja (pain) in the waist, back, thigh, knee and calf regions along the course of sciatic nerve. In spite of the different types of treatment modalities mentioned in ancient and modern medical sciences, they have some or the other shortcomings and drawbacks. Considering all these, the present study was taken up with the objective of evaluating the efficacy of Agnikarma (treatment done with cauterization) over the padakanistakam (little toe) in the management of Gridhrasi. To consider the significance of the method of Agnikarma, the efficacy of Katibasti in the management of Gridhrasi which has been established in the previous work was also studied.

Source: PMC: Efficacy of Agnikarma
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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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Gṛdhrasī (गृध्रसी).—

1) Lumbago.

2) Rheumatism affecting the loins; Charaka 1.5,2.

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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