Srotahshodhin, Srotaḥśodhin, Srotas-shodhin: 1 definition



Srotahshodhin 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 Srotaḥśodhin can be transliterated into English as Srotahsodhin or Srotahshodhin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Srotaḥśodhin (स्रोतःशोधिन्) refers to that which is “purificatory of the vessels ”, as mentioned in verse 5.33-34 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] likewise, whey [viz., mastu] (is) purgative, purificatory of the vessels [viz., srotaḥśodhin], destructive of constipation, (and) light”.

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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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