Raktapittaghna, Raktapitta-ghna: 1 definition


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Raktapittaghna (रक्तपित्तघ्न) refers to that which is “destructive of hemorrhage”, as mentioned in a verse sometimes added after verse 5.39 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “sweet, destructive of hemorrhage [viz., raktapittaghna], heavy in its digestion, dispersive of phlegm, sedative of wind and choler, (and) strongly cooling (is) buffalo’s ghee [viz., māhiṣaghṛta]”.

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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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