Nishtambhin, Niṣṭambhin, Niṣṭambhī, Nishtambhi: 1 definition


Nishtambhin 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.

The Sanskrit terms Niṣṭambhin and Niṣṭambhī can be transliterated into English as Nistambhin or Nishtambhin or Nistambhi or Nishtambhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Niṣṭambhin (निष्टम्भिन्) (possibly wrong spelling for Viṣṭambhin) refers to that which is “constipating”, as mentioned in verse 5.41 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “invigorative (are) caseous milk, early beestings, condensed milk, late beestings, etc.; (they are) productive of sperm, sleep, and phlegm, constipating [viz., niṣṭambhin], heavy, and morbific”.

Note: Niṣṭambhin (“constipating”) [has been paraphrased by] rtug skam byad (“make the excrements dry”).

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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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