Yavagu, aka: Yavāgu, Yavāgū; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Yavāgu (Medicated gruel): When cereals are cooked with medicinal herbs, the resulting fluid is gruel. This is congenial to the patients with decreased digestive capacity. Yavāgu and other similar forms can be named as dietetic preparations. Dietetic preparations can be classified into kritānnakalpana (meant for healthy people) and pathyakalpana (for patients). Yavāgu, yūṣa, peya, vilepi and māṃsa rasa belong to these groups. Yavāgu is a rice preparation and pulses are ingredients in yūṣa. Māmsarasa contains flesh of various animas as recommended. In the pathyakalpanas, the ratio of water to rice varies. In yavāgu, rice and water are mixed in 1:6 ratios before cooking. In vilepi it is 1:4. After cooking no water is remained in vilepi; a little water may be remained in yavāgu. Several medicinal spices can be added to these preparations. Caraka describes 28 types of yavāgu-kalpana.

Source: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Yavāgū (यवागू) means “barley-gruel” but is also used of weak decoctions of other kinds of grain (of Jartila and Gavīdhuka).

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yavāgū (यवागू).—f. [yūyate miśryate yu-āgū] Rice gruel, sour gruel made from rice or from any other kind of grain, such as barley; यवागूर्विरलद्रवा (yavāgūrviraladravā) Suśr.; Mb.12.193.22; मूत्राय कल्पते यवागूः (mūtrāya kalpate yavāgūḥ) Mbh.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Vyāgulī (व्यागुली).—Sour scum of boiled rice; cf. यवागू (yavāgū).
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Yvāgū (य्वागू).—f. (= BHS and Pali yāgu, Sanskrit yavāgū; see § 3.118; a MIndic form, not the S...

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