Kaphaghna, Kapha-ghna: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kaphaghna in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kaphaghna (कफघ्न) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “removing phlegm that causes a sensation of satiety”, and originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna IV. The name is derived from the word kapha, translating to “phlegm” or “water element”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Viḍaṅga (Embelica glandulifera), Murvā (Sauseviera zeylanica), Guḍucī (Tinospora cordifolia) and Patola. The collection of herbs named Kaphaghna is one of the fifty Mahākaṣāya.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kaphaghna (कफघ्न) is a particular dietetic effect which “alleviates kapha” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Accordingly, the dietetic effect kaphaghna is associated with the following conditions: Food utensils made of Rambhāpatra (plantain leaf).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kaphaghna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaphaghna (कफघ्न).—or kapha- niḥsāraka, kaphahara or -hāraka, kaphāri &c. a S Expectorant or phlegmagogue.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kaphaghna (कफघ्न).—a Phlegmagogue, expectorant.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kaphaghna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaphaghna (कफघ्न).—a. removing phlegm, antiphlegmatic; -m. Name of a plant (Mar. laghu śeraṇī).

Kaphaghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kapha and ghna (घ्न). See also (synonyms): kaphanāśana, kaphahara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaphaghna (कफघ्न).—mfn.

(-ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) Removing phlegm, antiphlegmatic, (an epithet of many plants, &c.) E. kapha, and ghna what destroys.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaphaghna (कफघ्न):—[=kapha-ghna] [from kapha] mf(ī)n. removing phlegm, antiphlegmatic, curing colds (said of several plants), [Suśruta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaphaghna (कफघ्न):—[kapha-ghna] (ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) a. Antiphlegmatic.

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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 (even English!). 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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