Samanavayu, aka: Samana-vayu, Samānavāyu; 2 Definition(s)
Samanavayu 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Samānavāyu (समानवायु):—A Sanskrit technical term referring to “stimulating digestive fire”, it is one of the five upadoṣa (sub functions) of Vāta or Vāyu (one of the three doṣas). A doṣa is a basic component of life. The compound Samānavāyu is composed of the words Samāna (‘universal’ or ‘pervading’) and Vāyu (‘breath’). It is also known as Samānavāta. These terms are used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Āyurveda is India’s classical science of medicine.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
The Samāna Vāyu courses in (governs) the stomach (Amāshaya) and in the region of intestines (Pakvāshaya). Its functions consist in digesting the chyme brought down into the intestines in unison with the digestive ferment (Agni), and especially in disintegrating its essence from its refuse or excreted matter. A deranged or aggravated condition of the Samána Váyu causes dysentery, Gulma, and impaired digestion, etc.
The Samāna is the same as the energy of the epigastric plexus.Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume II
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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Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
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