Shukradhatu, aka: Śukradhātu, Shukra-dhatu; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śukradhātu can be transliterated into English as Sukradhatu or Shukradhatu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Shukradhatu in Ayurveda glossaries]

Śukradhātu (शुक्रधातु, “reproductive” or “generative tissues”).—One of the seven fundamental tissues (saptadhātu).—Śukra is the last dhātu and is considered to be the quintessential sap of all the preceding dhātus. It is strength promoting and the most powerful among all dhātus. Its main function is to help in procreation. Patience, courage, fearlessness, attraction towards the opposite sex, enthusiasm, excitement, sturdiness, secual impulse, easy secretion and ejaculation of seminal fluid during intercourse are governed by śukra-dhātu.

(Source): Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda
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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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