Nadeya-matsya, Nādeya-matsya: 1 definition

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Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The piscatory group may be roughly divided into two broad subdivisions, such as the Marine and the River (fresh water) fish.

The species such as the

  • Rohita,
  • Pathina,
  • Pātalā,
  • Rājiva,
  • Varmi,
  • Gomatsya,
  • Krishna-Matsya,
  • Vāgunjāra,
  • Murala,
  • Sahasra-danstra, etc.,

belong to the (nadeya-matsya) fresh water family.

The fresh water (Nādeya) fish (river fish) are sweet in taste, heavy of digestion, bring on hæmoptysis and destroy the deranged Vāyu. They are heat-making in their potencies, spermatopoietic and demulcent and tend to reduce the quantity of stool.

Fresh water fish are possessed of greater tissue-building properties than their marine kindred, while those which are found in wells and Chuntis are said to be possessed of greater carminative (Vātaghna) virtues than the two preceding orders. River fish are heavy at the middle, owing to the fact of their moving about with the help of their head and tail, while those which are cultured in tanks and ponds (Sarah and Tadāga) are specially light about their heads.

Fish bred in tanks or ponds are palatable to the taste and demulcent in their effect, while those reared in large lakes are usually found to gain in strength and size, while the species reared in shallow water is weak and stunted.

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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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