Kaphaghna, aka: Kapha-ghna; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Kaphaghna in Ayurveda glossaries]

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): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Kaphaghna in Marathi glossaries]

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

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaphaghna (कफघ्न).—a Phlegmagogue, expectorant.

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

[Kaphaghna in Sanskrit glossaries]

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): 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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