Yashtyadi, Yaṣṭyādi: 1 definition
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Yaṣṭyādi refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Ghṛtakhaṇḍa (verse 5.38) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Ghṛtakhaṇḍa [mentioning yaṣṭyādi] refers to recipes based on medicated ghees (ghṛta), which are also administered as rejuvenators besides as curative medicine. They treat patients suffering from conditions such as seizure, fever, different skin diseases, lack of semen, lack of remembrance, etc.
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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