Niruhavasti, Nirūhavasti, Niruha-vasti: 1 definition

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Nirūhavasti (निरूहवस्ति) or simply Nirūha is another spelling for Nirūhabasti, which 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 Nirūhabasti [Nirūhavasti] 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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