Udararoga, Udara-roga: 6 definitions

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Udararoga 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Udararoga (उदररोग) refers to “disease of abdomen”. Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition include 19 references of Vatsanābha usages. Guṭikā is maximum (16) dosage form in the management of Udararoga. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Udararoga (उदररोग) refers to “ascites”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 6) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease (viz., udararoga) manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Udararoga (उदररोग) refers to “diseases of abdomen” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning udararoga] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Udararoga (उदररोग) refers to “diseases affecting the belly” according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 6). Accordingly, “slowness of the digesting heat is the cause of all sorts of diseases and especially of those affecting the belly [i.e., udararoga]. The latter arise out of indigestion, eating of dirty food, and accumulation of stool in the intestines. What happens just before the appearance of these diseases is this:—abnormal excess of the three doshas, accumulated for a long time, block the passages carrying sweats and other fluids, and thereby pollute the prana-vayu, the apana-vayu, and the digesting heat. The following are the common symptoms characterising all sorts of diseases affecting the belly [i.e., udararoga]:—flatulence, difficulty experienced in movement, weakness, weakness of the digesting heat, swelling of some of the limbs, lethargy felt in the movement of the limbs, difficulty in passing wind and stool, heating sensation, and drowsiness”.

There are eight (plus one) different kinds of Udararogas defined:

  1. Vātodara (formation of gas in the stomach),
  2. Pittodara (stomach affected by an abnormal excess of pitta),
  3. Kaphodara stomach affected by an abnormal excess of kapha),
  4. Tridoṣodara or Dūṣyodora (stomach affected by an abnormal excess of the three dosas),
  5. Plīhodara and Jakṛdudara (enlargement of spleen and liver),
  6. Baddhodara (malignant constipation),
  7. Kṣatodara (ulcer in the belly),
  8. Jalodara (dropsy),
  9. Mahodara (combination of more than one udararoga)
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Udararoga (उदररोग):—[=udara-roga] [from udara] m. disease of the stomach or bowels, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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