Medadhatu, Medadhātu, Meda-dhatu: 2 definitions



Medadhatu 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Medadhātu (मेदधातु, “adipose” or “fat tissue”).—One of the seven fundamental tissues (saptadhātu).—It provides warmth, lubrication and oiliness to the body. Fat protects the body and lends strength, sturdiness and stability to the organs. It helps to nourish asthi-dhātu.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Medadhātu (मेदधातु):—The fourth Dhātu among seven Dhātus of the body, whose function is to provide Snehana. It is dominant of Jala and Prthvi Mahabhutas. Designative of adipose tissue and other lipids in the body.

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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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