Rasataila, Rasa-taila: 1 definition



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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Memoirs of Vaidyas (3)

There is a special oil mentioned for the management of sirāgraha (spasm and wasting of muscles). This oil [called rasataila] is made from the limbs of a goat. The juice (rasa) [of the limbs of a goat] is extracted, then the paste of balā (Sida rhombifolia Linn. ssp. retusa (Linn.) Borssum) and milk are added to make this oil.

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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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