Svedakshaya, Svedakṣaya, Sveda-kshaya: 1 definition


Svedakshaya 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 Svedakṣaya can be transliterated into English as Svedaksaya or Svedakshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: A History of Indian Philosophy

Svedakṣaya (स्वेदक्षय, “sveda deficiency”).—The Sanskrit name for one of the eighteen types of bodily defiencies (kṣaya), as described by Vāgbhaṭa (6th-century). He was the auther of both the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha and the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā, both classics in Āyurveda literature. Symptoms and signs of Svedakṣaya include hardness and falling of hair follicles and cracking of the skin.

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