Majjadhatu, Majjādhātu, Majja-dhatu: 1 definition


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda

Majjādhātu (मज्जाधातु, “bone tissue”).—One of the seven fundamental tissues (saptadhātu).—Bones are packed with marrow in their empty spaces. Its function is to fill the bony spaces with nourishing fat and provide lubrication, oiliness and strength to the body. It also carries motor and sensory impulses.

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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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