Pathyashadangakvatha, Pathyāṣaḍaṅgakvātha, Pathyashadanga-kvatha: 1 definition



Pathyashadangakvatha 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 term Pathyāṣaḍaṅgakvātha can be transliterated into English as Pathyasadangakvatha or Pathyashadangakvatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pathyāṣaḍaṅgakvātha (पथ्याषडङ्गक्वाथ) is a medicinal formulation (of the kvātha type, ‘decoction’), according to the Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam (Ayurvedic medicinal work in Sanskrit). The following ingredients should be taken in equal part: Triphalā (Harītakī, Bibhītaka, Āmalakī), Kirātatikta, Haridrā, Guḍūcī and Nimba. The Pathyāṣaḍaṅga decoction is administered when the following symptoms are indicated:—Diseases of head.

The recipe should be prepared according to the Kvātha (‘liquid decoction’) process. Using this Ayurvedic preparation means you have to boil the herbs in water without a lid till at least three-fourth parts of water is evaporated.

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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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