Triphaladi, Triphala-adi, Triphalādi: 2 definitions

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Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

The drugs known as

  1. Haritaki,
  2. Āmlaki
  3. and Vibhitaka,

constitute the group known as the Triphalādi Gana.

The present group destroys the action of the deranged Vāyu, Kapham and Pittam and proves curative in Meha, and in diseases of the skin (Kushtham). It is a good appetiser, improves the eyesight and proves beneficial in chronic intermittent fever (Vishama-jvara).
 

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

1) Triphalādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Kaṣāyakhaṇḍa (verse 1.84) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Kaṣāyakhaṇḍa [mentioning triphalādi] deals with decoctions (kaṣāya) and gruels (peyas) administered to patients suffering from a variety of conditions (viz., alcoholism, vomiting, syncope, burning sensations, etc.).

2) Triphalādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Tailakhaṇḍa (verse 3.165) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Tailakhaṇḍa [mentioning triphalādi] contains recipes and medicated oils (taila) that treat the patients on such conditions as fever, dyspnoea, cough, asthma, etc.

3) Triphalādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Lepakhaṇḍa (verse 4.41) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Lepakhaṇḍa [mentioning triphalādi] contains recipes according to circumstances as advised by tradition. They treat the patient suffering from conditions such as fever, piles, emaciation, anorexia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, etc.

4) Triphalādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Cūrṇakhaṇḍa (verse 6.83) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Cūrṇakhaṇḍa [mentioning triphalādi] contains powdered recipes and treat patients suffering from conditions such as erysipelas, excessive thirst, fever, burning sensation, gonorrhoea, etc.

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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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