Mustadi, aka: Musta-adi, Mustādi; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The group of drugs known as Mushtādi Gana is composed of

  1. Mustā,
  2. Haridrā,
  3. Dāru-Haridrā,
  4. Haritaki,
  5. Āmlaki,
  6. Vibhitaka,
  7. Kushtha,
  8. Haimavati,
  9. Vachā,
  10. Pāthā,
  11. Katurohini,
  12. Shāmgashta,
  13. Ativishā,
  14. Dravidi,
  15. Bhallātaka
  16. 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).

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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context information

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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