by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society | 1949 | 81,637 words | ISBN-13: 9788176370813
The English translation of the Charaka Samhita (by Caraka) deals with Ayurveda (also ‘the science of life’) and includes eight sections dealing with Sutrasthana (general principles), Nidanasthana (pathology), Vimanasthana (training), Sharirasthana (anatomy), Indriyasthana (sensory), Cikitsasthana (therapeutics), Kalpasthana (pharmaceutics) and Sidd...
The General qualities of Til oil
286-287. Til oil [taila] is astringent in after-taste, sweet subtle, hot, diffusive, causative of Pitta and leads to the occlusion of urine and feces. It does not increase Kapha. It is the best among the causatives of Vata, strengthening, good for the skin and increases intelligence and gastric fire, and is considered curative of all diseases when it undergoes admixture and preparation.
288. By the use of oil, in olden days, the kings of Daityas became un-aging, free from disease and fatigue, and endowed with great strength in the battle.
The qualities of Castor oil
The qualities of Rape-seed oil
290. The white rape-seed is pungent, hot, vitiative of blood and Pitta, depletive of Kapha and semen, and curative of Vata-disorders, pruritus and wheals.
The qualities of the oil of Buchanan’s mango
291. The oil of Buchanan’s mango is sweet, heavy and increases Kapha. Pt is beneficial in cases where Vata and Pitta are found combined, as it is not very hot.
The qualities of the Linseed oil
292. The linseed oil is sweet, sour md pungent after digestion, hot in potency, beneficial in Vata and is provocative of hemothermia.
The qualities of Safflower oil
293. The safflower oil is hot, pungent after digestion and heavy. It is excessively irritant and provokes ill body-humors
The qualities of Other oils
294. The qualities of other oils which are used in food and which are derived from fruits not mentioned here, are to be known according to the qualities of the fruits themselves.
The qualities of Marrow and Fat
295. Animal marrow and fat are thening[?], and according to the nature of the animal their nature is to be determined as cooling or hot.
The qualities of Ginger
296. Ginger is slightly unctuous, digestive stimulant, aphrodisiac, hot and curative of Vata and Kapha, sweet after digestion, cordial and appetizing
The qualities of Long pepper
297. Green long pepper increases Kapha, is sweet, heavy and unctuous When dried, it is dispeller of Kapha and Vata, pungent and hot and is considered aphrodisiac.
The qualities of Black pepper
298. Black pepper is not very hot, is anaphrodisiac, light, appetizer and being depletive and desiccant, it is a digestive-stimulant and cures Kapha and Vata.
The qualities of asafoetida
299. Asafoetida is to be regarded as curative of Vata, Kapha and obstipation. It is pungent, hot, digestive-stimulant, light, alleviative of colicky pain, digestive and appetizer.
The qualities of Rocksalt
399. Rock salt is the best of salts; it is appetizer, digestive-stimulant, aphrodisiac, improves eye-sight and is non-irritant. It is curative of
The qualities of Sanchal salt
301. The Sanchal salt being subtle, hot, light, fragrant and relishgiving, is deobstruent cordial and purifies the eructations.
The qualities of Bida salt
The qualities of Efflorescence salt
303. The efflorescence salt is slightly bitter, pungent, slightly alkaline, sharp and liquefacient. Kalabag [kālalavaṇa?] rocksalt has no smell Its qualities are those of Sanchal-salt.
The qualities of Sea-salt and Earth salt
304. The sea-salt is slightly sweet; the earth-salt is slightly bitter and pungent. All salts are appetizing, digestive, laxative and curative of Vata.
The qualities of Barley-alkali
305. The barley alkali cures diseases of the heart, anemia, assimilation disorders, splenic disorders, constipation, throat-spasm, cough of the Kapha type and piles.
The qualities of ail kinds of Alkali
306. All alkalis are like fire, acute, hot, light, dry, liquefacient, digestive, corrosive, caustic, digestive-stimulant and destructive of tissues.
The qualities of Celery, Black cumin Bishop’s weed, Coriander and indian tooth ache
307. Celery seeds, black cumin, cumin, bishop’s weed, coriander and Indian tooth-ache are appetizing digestive-stimulant and dispellers of Vata, Kapha and fetor.