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Increase in the acid content of stomach; a sign of indigestion
Term applied to sympathetic nerves which liberate adrenaline and noradrenaline from their terminations
The Gayatri mantra that brings salvation
- Ajna chakra
Third eye or intuitive eye
A painful mouth eruption emitting discharge
A digestive disorder
Any of a class of water-soluble proteins found in egg-white, milk, blood, etc.
- Alepa/ atepanam
Medicated pastes for ulcers
Ginger jam with additional spices
Any substance that causes an allergic reaction.
- Alochaka Pitta
One of the five Pitta subdoshas; resides in the retina of the eyes and governs sight.
Baldness, loss of hair, a natural or abnormal condition
Suppression or absence of menstruation
A digestive disorder involving ama and /or feces accumulation in the digestive tract
- Anahata chakra
Fourth or heart chakra
agent that relieves or reduces pain
An edema-like swelling
decreased oxygen carrying capacity of blood, decrease hemoglobin content of blood
sense of suffocation or constriction
- Angina pectoris
Pain in the chest brought on by exertion, occurring due to an inadequate blood supply to the heart.
- Anguli/ angula
Finger width measurement
- Ani marma
Energy point governing muscle tension (located just above the knees)
- Anna lepa
Poultice used when pinda sweda is contraindicated or ineffective
- Annamaya kosha
- Annavaha srota
Digestive system channels of transport
agents, which neutralize excessive acidity in the stomach
Agents, which destroy or expel intestinal worms (e.g. Vidanga, Male fern root, Chenopodium). Any drug or agent used to destroy parasitic worms, especially intestinal ones
medicine preventing or overcoming diabetes by lowering blood sugar
medicine given against dysentery
which prevents or lessens the tendency to vomit
A foreign substance which causes the body to produce antibodies.
- Antipyretic drug.
A drug that reduces fever.
inhibits or retards or prevents the growth and reproduction or arrests the development of bacteria or other microorganisms on the surface of body or in vitro
any measures which suppress cough
- Antraja vriddhi
A food medium or vehicle that transports herbs to the tissue levels (e.g., honey)
- Anuvasana basti
Unctuous medicated enema
- Apan Vayu
One of the five Vayu subdoshas; downward moving air
- Apanahas svedhana
Hot poultice applied to body then wrapped in heated cloth
Not chasing after material wealth
Reducing or detoxifying therapies
- Ardha matsyendrasana
Alternate spinal twist yoga pose
- Arishtha/ asava
any deviation from the normal rhythm of the heart
- Artavaha srota
pain in a joint, especially when there is no inflammation
inflammation of joints
Hatha yoga postures
Body postures adopted in Yoga.
- Asava, arishtha
Containers within the body
Therapy using eye drops
- Ashtanga Hridayam
One of the three main ancient Ayurvedic texts
- Asthapana or niruha basti
- Astivaha srota
an agent, which contract tissues and checks secretions, allay inflammations, acts as styptic (stops capillary blood flow), stimulates epithelial growth locally, acts as antiseptic and protective
Author of Charak Samhita
First sound of creation
- Aupadravikam adhyayam
Soaking in a tub of medicated water
- Avalambaka Kapha
One of the five Kapha subdoshas; found in the chest and creates cohesion, softness, moistness, and liquidity, which results in maintaining body strength.
Nasal therapy using fresh herb juices
Science of life and longevity
Perceiving the world through the senses
- Bahya kumbhaka
Outer breath retention
Audible sounds produced by the throat
- Bajra nadi
First subtler channel in sushumna
- Balamaya pratihedha
Energy locks used during yoga poses
- Basmati rice
A sweet, nutritious, and easily digesed riceq
Bladder or medicated enema-one of the five pancha karma therapies
- Basti marma
Energy center below the navel; governing apana Vayu, Kapha, urine function
Singing of religious songs
Burnt metals or gems (generally for ingesting)
- Bhastra kumbhaka
Bellows breath exercise
Chick pea (also called garbanzo and channa)
- Bhrajaka Pitta
One of the five Pitta subdoshas; resides in the skin. It regulates complexion by keeping secretions from the sweat and sebaceous glands of the skin active.
- Bhramari kumbhaka
- Bhujangini mudra
Breathing exercise for stomach diseases and digestion.
- Bhut Vidya
Five digestive enzymes and metabolize the five elements
Hallucination energy of the causal or essential body.
Semen or ovum
- Bodhaka Kapha
One of the five Kapha subdoshas; found in the tongue and is responsible for taste
Name of God of creation.
Celibacy; one who follows a spiritual lifestyle including celibacy (certain religious married couples have their own form of brahmacharya).
A name for eternal, unmanifest God
Subtlest channel in the sushumna
Area in the crown chakra
- brahmi ghee
A rejuvenating herbal/ghee therapy with brahmi as the main ingredient.
- Brihat Samhita
A Jyotish astrology text.
Nourishing therapies in pancha karma
Dilatation onf the bronchi, the air passages
illness caused by the inflammation of bronchial tree in the lungs
A blind-ended pouch at the junction of the small and large intestines
Moving quality of food.
A stone or stony mass of minerals formed within the body.
A white, translucent, crystalline, swiftly-evaporating substance with an aromatic smell.
- Cardiac ischaemia.
A reduction of blood supply to the heart.
having the power to relieve flatulence and associated colic
.A mixture of medicines which sharpens the appetite
Spiritual energy centers in the body.
- Chandrabheda pranayama
Left-nostril breathing exercise
- Channa dal
Chick peas or garbanzo beans
Pen name of author of Charak Samhita (Lord Atreya)
- Charak samhita
One of the three main ancient Ayurvedic texts
Second subtlest channel in the sushumna
applied to parasympathetic nerves, which liberate acetylcholine at their terminations
- Choti ela
Small cardamom seeds
- Chyavan prash
Herbal rejuvanative jam with amalaki and ghee as its main ingredients
degenerative changes in the liver which results in fibrosis
A chronic disease of the liver marked by the degeneration of cells and the thickening of surrounding tissues, as a result of alcoholism, hepatitis, etc.
the act of sexual intercourse; copulation
pain due to contraction of smooth muscles in the walls of intestines or genitourinary system
inflammation of the conjunctiva
- Coronary thrombosis.
A blockage of the blood flow caused by a blood in a coronary artery.
A steroid harmone produced by the outer part of the adrenal glands or synthetically, and used medicinally, especially against inflammation and allergy.
excretion of crystals in the urine
- Danta roga
- Danta vidradhi
Gradually poured from one container to another, without disturbing the sediment.
A process of boiling down so as to extract some essence.
A change of properties in a substance due to the effects of another substance being added.
Bow pose(yoga posture)
Divine father of Ayurveda
- Dhara drava
Medicated oil for the head
- Dhara karma
Certain pancha karma therapies
- Dhara svedhana
Pouring warm oil on body, causing sweating
Life purpose or life path; God-given talent.
Seven digestive enzymes that metabolize the seven tissue layers; it includes anabolic and catabolic activity
Medicated smoke therapy
An agent inducing perspiration.
Any substance causing an increased output of urine.
Humors; elemental or energetics related to personal constitution or current health imbalance (Vayu, Pitta, Kapha, Tridosha).
Liquid quality of food
- Drava svedhana
See dhara svedhana
Eye pupil diseases
A fine dispersion of fatty liquid in another liquid, usually water.
- Endocrine glands.
Glands secreting directly into the blood stream-also known as ductless glands.
The membrane lining of the womb
A toxin produced inside certain bacteria.
A medication that facilitates the coughing out of phlegm, etc.
- Exporthalmic goitre.
Overactivity of the thyroid gland, resulting in eyeballs protruding out.
Famous river in India believed to believed to posess spiritual healing powers
A holy place near the source of the
- Garuda Purana
Ancient Vedic text that discusses gems.
- Gayatri mantra
Mantra for salvation
Another word for ghee
- Glutanic acid
A naturally occurring amino-acid, a constituent of many proteins.
Hessonite garnet used for healing in Ayurveda and Jyotish astrology
Cow-face yoga pose
. Testicles or ovaries.
- Goraksha Samhita
A major hatha yoga treatise
Duodenum. Digestive disorders
(jaggery) a form of pure cane sugar
Three qualities or the fundamental laws of nature (sattwa: creation, rajas: maintainance, tamas: dissolution)
Teacher; also heavy quality of foods.
- Hang sah mantra
Sound of the life-breath
Major hatha yoga treatise
- Hatha yoga
Gentle stretching exercises that improve health, mind/body coordination and spiritual foundations
Supreme God, golden egg, universal consciousness, or Supreme Self
The use of water, generally in the form of exercises, in the treatment of disorders.
An excess of glucose in the blood stream.
Left or lunar channel, associated with pingala; surrounding the sushumna
A small localized area of dead tissue caused by an inadequate blood supply.
A liquid obtained by steeping the herb, etc. in liquid to extract the content.
A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langherhans, regulating the amount of glucose in the blood and the lack of which causes diabetes.
(guda) a form of pure cane sugar
- Jalandhara bandha
Throat lock used with yoga postures to keep the bindu from flowing down- out of the head.
- Jathara parivartanasana
Belly roll yoga pose
Digestive enzymes in the G.I. level
- Jatrurdhva marma
Energy point group; those points of the neck and head
- Jihwa roga
- Jnyan mudra
Finger position to keep energy from flowing out of the fingers
- Jyotish Vedic
- Kaki mudra
A breathing exercise-pursing lips and inhaling; cools Pitta (heat)
Healthy and spiritual use of the senses
- Kamala roga
- Kantha roga
- Kapalbhati kumbhaka
Frontal brain cleanse Kapha biological phlegm; water/earth energetic, constitution, or humor
A name for frankincense
Pigeon yoga pose
- Karana sharira
Causal or essential body
- Karna purana
Ear bath therapy
roga Ear lobes
Hard quality of food
- Katti basti
Lower back bath therapy
- Kaumara bhritya Pediatrics;
one of the eight branches of Ayurvedic medicine.
- Kaya seka
Oil poured over the body (therapy)
Internal medicine; one of the eight branches of Ayurvedic medicine.
- Kayvala kumbhaka
Automatic still breath exercise
Rough quality of food.
- Kichari Grain/legume meal
; usually basmati rice and mungdal. Sometimes some veges are included
- Kledaka Kapha
One of the five Kapha subdoshas; found in the stomach, liquefying hard food masses.
A name of God
Chorid and iris
- Kriya yoga
Form of yoga exercises
Cockerel yoga pose
A vayu digestive disorder
Yogic breathing exercises
- Kundalini shakti
Tortoise yoga pose
- Kushtha Obstinate
- Lalana chakra
Energy center in the palate
- Laya yoga
Yoga stage where breathing stops
Herbal paste or poultice
- Madhayamanga marma
Energy point group: those points on the trunk of the body
Sound(nada) rising to the heart that is felt by the ears (but not heard)
- Maha bandha
Great lock pose
- Maha bheda
Yoga pose that brins life-breath into sushumna
- Maha bheda mudra
Great piercing (yoga) position
- Maha marma
The 3 vital organs: head, heart, urinary bladder
- Maha mudra
Great sealing pose
- Maharishi Kanada
Author of Nadivijnanam
- Mahavir Hanuman
the Monkey-God; Lord of selfless service and devotion
Marrow/bones and joint channels
- Majjavaha srota
Marrow/joint lubrication channels
- Majjavaha srotas
Waste produce (i.e., urine, sweat, feces)
- Malic acid.
An organic acid found in unripe apples and other fruits.
- Mamsavaha srota
- Manas chakra
Energy center slightly above the 3rd eye on the forehead
Slow quality of food; also rice water
Kapha-produced digestive enzymes
- Manipura chakra
Energy center located at the navel
- Manomaya kosha
Special words or sounds for health and spiritual development.
- Mantra yoga
Meditation using words or sounds
Tracts in the body
Energy points on the body
Srota adipose/fat channels
. A dark-brown to black pigment occurring in the hair, skin, and iris of the eye, that is responsible for tanning of the skin when exposed to the sunlight.
- Mithya ahar vihar
Soft quality of food
A sticky substance extracted from certain plants.
Body and hand positions that channel energy into the charkas and sushumna
- Mukha roga
- Mula bandha
Perineum/cervix contraction used with yoga poses
- Muladhara chakra
Energy center at the base of the spine
- Murchha kumbhaka
Swooning breath exercise
- Murdha taila
- Mutra vriddhi
- Mutravaha srota
- Myocardial infraction.
Stoppage of blood supply to the heart muscle, resulting in its destruction.
Dried fruits of the trees amla, harad, and bahera.
A syndrome caused by hypothyroidism, resulting in thickening of the skin, weight gain, mental dullness, loss of energy and sensitivity to cold.
- Nabho mudra
Yoga exercise involving head extention and breathing
- Nadi shodhana pranayama
Dual-nostril breathing exercise
- Nadi sveda
Medicated herbal steam directed through a tube and applied to localized body areas
- Nadiprakasham/ nadivijnanam
The therapies applied through the nose; one of the five pancha karma therapies
Externally caused eye injury
Pot a small vessel that looks like a miniature watering can; used for nasal channel washing
- Netra basti
Medicated eye baths
Diagnosis, etiology, cause of disease
Abodes within the body
- Nila marma
Energy points on the neck
Non-clogged (no ama) digestive system
- Nirbikalpa samadhi
Second stage of samadhi (absorption in eternal consciousness)
- Niruha basti
- Nirvan shakti
Mother of the three worlds-experienced when crown chakra opens
Ethical codes of conduct; purtity, contentment, devotion, spiritual study, faith in God; included with Yama
Soft, plain basmati rice meal
Life sap; essence of immune system and spiritual energy
- Oxalic acid.
A mild and sour acid found in some fruits and herbs.
- Pachaka agni
Responsible for digestion
- Pachaka Pitta
One of the five Pitta subdoshas; the main digestive enzymes, they are found in the small intestine, stomach, and colon as non-liquid heat, bile, or digestive fire. The fire digests and transforms food, emulsifying food fats and separating absorbable nutrients from waste, so they may be passed to lacteals by absorption.
Lotus yoga pose
- Pancha karma
Five cleansing therapies; vaman, virechan, basti, nasya, rakta moksha
Home made Indian ricotta cheese
Passages within the body
- Pantothenic acid.
A vitamin of the B complex group which is essential for the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates.
- Para nada
Sound evolving from kundalini at the first chakra
Medicated water sprinkled over localized areas of the body for therapeutic benefits
Universal sound sleep
- Parotid gland.
A salivary gland in front of the ear.
A form of colic
Back stretching yoga pose
Chord yoga pose
Sound only heard by advanced yogis
Author or the Yoga Sutras and commentator on yama and niyama
Semi-solid pudding for pinda sveda
A club-shaped appliance used for pounding substances.
Thin soup taken after pancha karma therapies
Any lipid consisting of a phosphate group and one or more fatty acids.
- Pinda sveda
abhyanga therapy using a heated bolus
The right or solar nerve channel ?related to ida; both surround the sushumna
Biological bile; fire energetic, a constitution, or humor
- Pituitary gland.
A small ductless gland at the base of the brain secreting various hormones essential for growth and other bodily functions.
Abhyanga therapy involving the continuous pouring of warm oil over the body
A soft, medicated and usually heated mass applied to the body and kept in place with muslin, etc. for relieving soreness and inflammation.
Special effect of herbs
Nasal therapy: herbs blown through a tube
- Pradhana karma
Primary pancha karma practices
Non-absorbing topical pastes for Vayu and kapha doshas
One?s Life consumption
Topical pastes for pitta dosha
Obstinate urinary disease (including diabetes)
pidaka Diabetic ulcer
- Prana Vayu
One of the five Vayu subdoshas; outward moving air.
srota Channel which prana flows
Food offering to God
Vision-clearing eye salves
Oil/uncting nasal therapy
Withdrawal and liberation of the mind for senses and objects (5th stage of yoga)
Male reproductive system
. A product of protein metabolism.
Feces waste product
- Purishavaha srota
Feces elimination channels
Eternal, unmanifest consciousness
- Purva karma
Preliminary pancha karma therapies (oleation & sudation)
Hidden or incubatory signs of disease
. A blister containing pus
- Raja yoga
Final stage of yoga; one remains ever centered within their self
Law of nature that maintains life; one of the three gunas
- Rakta moksha
Blood letting; one of the five pancha karma cleansing methods
- Raktaja gulma
Blood/ovarian tumors and cysts
srota Blood circulatory channel
- Ranjaka pitta
One if the five pitta subdoshas; located in the stomach, liver and spleen, and gives color to lymph chyle when it is transformed into blood as it passes through the liver and spleen.
Plasma;taste;also product containing mercury ash
- Rasa dhatu
srota Plasma channels
- Ravi Shankar
Reknown star musician
An underground rootlike stem bearing both roots and shoots.
- Rig Veda
One of the four main Vedic Scriptures
- Rig veda Bhasyabhumika
Ancient Vedic Scripture
Seer or sage
. A counter irritant that stimulates the blood supply.
Drying therapies in pancha karma
- Rupa Form;
signs or symptoms of disease
Dry quality of food
- Sadhaka Pitta
One of the five Pitta subdoshas; found in the heart. It helps in performing mental functions such as knowledge, intelligence, and consciousness by maintaining rhythmic contractions.
- Sahasrara chakra
Energy center at the crown of head
- Saibikalpa samadhi
First stage of samadhi; sattwic mind
- Salamba sarvangasana
Shoulder stand pose
Coated tongue due to ama in the digestive system
- Sama veda
One of the four main vedic scriptures
Various stages of self-Realization
- Samana Vayu
One of the five Vayu subdoshas; equalized moving air
Strong reducing therapies for more serious imbalances
Pathogenesis; disease development
Special diet after undergoing pancha karma therapies
Gentle reducing therapies for mild imbalances
Nourishing pancha karma therapies
Ducts with in the body
- Sanatana dharma
Fundamental Hindu philosophy that states every thing has its use in its own time and place ; so reject nothing and accept everything (in its time and place)
- Sandhi mukti
Solid quality of food
- Sapta dhatus
Seven tissue layer
Goddess of wisdom, education, and music
- Sarvanga senchana
Another name for kaya seka
Purity; one of the three gunas
- Scarlet fever.
An infectious bacterial fever, which affects mainly children, giving them a scarlet rash
- Sebaceous glands.
Glands secreting or conveying oily matter to lubricate the skin or hair
- Setu bandha sarvangasana
Bridge yoga pose
tantra Ears, nose, throat; one of the eight branches of Ayurvedic medicine
- Shambhavi mudra
Staring at 3rd eye exercise
- Shankar Sen
Author of Nadiprakasham
- Shankha marma
Energy point group on legs and feet
Spaces within the body
Ee sprinkling therapy
- Shiksha, diksha, pariksha
Learning, dedicated practice, evalution
- Shiro basti
Medicated oil soaking on the forehead
- Shiro dhara
Warm oil flow to the forehead
- Shiro lepa
Medicated head pastes or poultices
- Shiro virechana nasya
Nasal evacuative therapies
Cooling breath exercise
- Shitkari kumbhaka
Hissing breath exercise
One name of God in Hinduism
Smooth quality of food
- Shleshaka kapha
One of the five kapha subdoshas; located in the bone joints and lubricates them
Strong reducing therapies
- Shukra dhatu
- Shukravaha srota
Reproductive system channels
- Shukravaha srota
Reproductive system channels
- Siddha yoni asana
Perfection pose (for men)
- Simhasana lion
Cold quality of food
Medicated Ghee and Oil
Oil therapy (external)
Internal oil therapy
Oily quality of food
- Soma chakra
Between third eye and crown charkas
Channels or pores
- Stanyavaha srota
Breast milk channel
Residence sites within the body
Stable quality of food
- Sthula sharira
Subtle quality of food
sharira Astral body
- Suryabheda pranayama
Solar breathing exercise
Sun salute yoga pose
Author of Sushrut Samphita
Spiritual tube within the spine. Life force energy rises through this tube as
Thread of the self; Universal Consciousness
Preliminary pancha karma sweat therapy
Recession by nature. Health returns from recession by nature, resulting from administering therapies
- Swadhisthan chakra
Second or navel energy center
- Swami Narayan Tirtha
Successor of swami shankar purushottam Tirtha
- swami shankar purushottam Tirtha
Author of Yoga Vani & Guru Bani
- Tadan Kripa
Great piercing (yoga) position
- Taila seka
Another name for kaya seka
- Talu vidradhi
- Talugata roga
One of the three gunas; lethargy destruction property
Primal sensory energies before they develop into the five senses
- Tannic acid.
A complex natural organic compound of a yellowish colour used as an astringent.
As astingent chemical substance found in tea, coffee, and the barks of some trees.
A form of spiritual practice
- Tarpaka Kapha
Subdosha that nourishes the senses. One of the five Kapha subdoshas; found in the head and nourishes the sense organs
Soothing eye therapies
Quick quality of food
A continual inclination to evacuate the bowels or bladder accompained by painful staining.
- Thyroid gland.
A large ductless gland in the neck secreting a hormone which regularizes growth and development through the rate of metabolism
Strong smoke therapies
Pitta-produced digestive enzymes
A physical constitution involving all three doshas
A kind of fat which exists in the blood.
- Tur dal
A legume high in protein
- Udakavaha srota
Water metabolism system
- Udan Vayu
One of the five Vayu subdoshas; upward moving air
- Udara roga
- Uddiyana bandha
Exercise that contracts the lower abdomen
Body power rub
(paschimottanasana) back stretching pose
- Ujjayi kumbhaka
Conquering breath exercise
A series of vedic scriptures
A secondary branch of the main Vedas
A morbid condition due to the excessive presence of urinary matter in the blood.
- Uric acid.
A crystalline acid forming a constituent of urine.
- Uro basti
- Ushma svedhana
Hot quality of food
- Uttara basti
Upper tract medicated enema
- Uttara karma
Pancha karma follow-up therapies
Consciousness in the universal material body
A demon who when killed was cut in to pieces that became various gems
Vamana herbs that induce vomiting
Vamana herbs that enhance vamaka herbs
- Varnya lepa
- Vastu shastra
(also called vata-shonita) gout
- Veda Vyasa
Ancient sage who transcribed the Vedas
The ancient scriptures of India
. A blister.
- Vignamaya kosha
Current dosha imbalance ( as differentiated from prakirti or life constitution)
Thick rice soup
Post digestive taste
Hero?s yoga pose
Consciousness in the universal physical body ( also called vaiswanara)
Medicated purgation; one of the pancha karma cleansing processes
Potency ( related to the taste of herbs, foods, etc.)
Alternate yoga pose for virasana
Non-slimy quality of food
- Vishagara-vairodh tantra
Toxicology; one of the eight branches of Ayurvedic medicine
Vayu-produced digestive enzymes
Vayu-produced digestive enzymes
Maintainer of the universe ( one of the triad of Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara: creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the universe respectively); also One name of God in Hinduism
- Vishuddha chakra
5th or throat energy center
Consciousness in the individual material body
- Vyan Vayu
One of the five vayu subdoshas; air movement throughout the body
A small growth on the skin, usually caused by a virus
- Yajur Veda
One of the four main vedic texts
- Yakrit janya raktaplata
Sickle cell anemia
Codes of ethical behavior non-envy, truth, non-stealing, continence, not desiring of material wealth(included with niyama)
Uniting of mind an d body, and the various subtale energies within ; also a form of stretching postures (see hatha yoga)
- Yoga Vani
An instructional book for the attainment of siddhayoga ( a guide to self-ealization)
- Yoni mudra
Hand position to awaken raja yoga
Rice and split yellow mung dal soupY