Niruha, Nirūha: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Nirūha (निरूह) refers to “purgative”, as mentioned in verse 4.29-31 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] If (a patient) has been debilitated by medicine, strengthening (him) gradually by food such as rice, sixty-day-old rice, wheat, mung-beans, meat, and ghee—(which), in combination with cardiac and stomachic remedies, (is) promotive of appetite and digestion—as well as by inunctions, massages, baths, and purgative and lubricant enemas [viz., nirūha-sneha-basti] (is) wholesome. Thus he recovers comfort, intensity of all the fires, faultlessness of intellect, colour, and senses, potency, (and) longness of life”.

Note: nirūha-sneha-basti (“purgative and lubricant enemas”) (ef. I 19.2) has been paraphrased by drag-po ’jam rtsi mas-btaṅ [v.l. gtoṅ] “enemas (made) of strong (and) mild fluids”.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Nirūha (निरूह) or Nirūhabasti refers to “decoction enema” and represents one of the five topics of the Pañcakarma section, and is dealt with in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—It describes Pañcakarma as one separate branch from Kāyacikitsā. This may be the only book which describes Pañcakarma as an independent branch. In Pañcakarma section, there is one stanza and preparation described for each Karma. [...] One yoga for Nirūha Basti is described.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirūha (निरूह).—

1) An enema, not of an oily kind.

2) Logic, disputation.

3) Certainty, ascertainment.

4) A purging clyster.

5) A sentence having no ellipsis, a complete sentence.

Derivable forms: nirūhaḥ (निरूहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirūha (निरूह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. A complete sentence, one having no ellipsis. 2. Certainty, ascertainment. 3. Logic, disputation. 4. An enema, one not of an oily kind. E. nir privative, and ūha reasoning, &c. karaṇe ghañ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Nirūha (निरूह):—[=nir-ūha] [from nir > niḥ] 1. nir-ūha m. a complete sentence, one having no ellipsis, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [=nir-ūha] [from nir-ūh] 2. nir-ūha m. a purging clyster, an enema not of an oily kind, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] = ni-graha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [=nir-ūha] 3. nir-ūha m. (nir- √2. ūh) logic, disputation, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] certainty, ascertainment, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] mfn. = niś-cita, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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