Svalpapancamula, Svalpapañcamūla, Svalpa-pancamula: 2 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Svalpapancamula in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Svalpapañcamūla (महत्पञ्चमूल):—Another name for Laghupañcamūla, which is a group of medicinal herbs, classified by Suśruta in his Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII. The word is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The name is derived from the words svalpa (‘small’ or ‘minute’) and pañcamūla, translating to “five roots”.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The Svalpa Panchamulam Group:—The group known as the minor group of five roots (Svalpa-Pancha-Mula) consists of the roots of medicinal plants known as the

  • Trikantaka,
  • the two species of Vrihati,
  • Prithakparni,
  • and Vidārigandha.

The compound possesses a taste blended of astringent, bitter and sweet. It is a tonic and aphrodisiac, subdues the deranged Vāyu and proves soothing to the deranged Pittam.

This group is one of the Five Groups of Medicinal Roots (Mulam). Together with the Mahat Panchamula, this group forms the Dashamula Group. The Svalpa and the Vrihat-panchamulas are possessed of the virtue of destroying the deranged Vāta

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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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