Mustadi, Musta-adi, Mustādi: 2 definitions
Mustadi 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
1) Mustadi (मुस्तदि) refers to “a medicinal powder”, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.
2) Mustādi (उत्पलादि) is the Sanskrit name for a group of medicinal plants, classified as curing uterine and vaginal disorders, purifying mother’s milk, and acting as good digestants. It was originally composed by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda. The name is derived from the words Mustā (Cyperus rotundus, “nut grass”) and ādi, translating to “first” or “commencement”. Examples of plants pertaining to this category include Mustā, Haridrā, Haritakī, Āmalakī, Vibhītaka, Haimavatī, Dāvidī and Bhallātaka. The collection of herbs named Mustādi is but one of the thirty-seven gaṇas (‘sections’) of such groups.Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
The group of drugs known as Mushtādi Gana is composed of
- and Chitraka.
The group under discussion destroys the deranged Shleshmā, cures uterine and vaginal disorders, purifies the breast milk of a mother, and acts as a good digestant (Pāchana).
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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XLIII - Symptoms and Treatment of Heart-disease (Hridroga) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LVII - Symptoms and Treatment of aversion to food (Arochaka) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Chapter LIX - Symptoms and Treatment of the defects of Urine (Mutra-dosha) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)