|Etymology/ Definition||अग्निसादकरम् – अग्निनिर्वापणकरम् । सु. उ. ४०/१६६ डल्हण|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – Agni means digestive faculty, Saada – Sinking down|
Saadakara – exhausting / wearying / destroying
|Implied Meaning||Agni Saada is lowered digestive capacity. Factors which are responsible for this are called as Agni Saadakara .|
|Elaboration||Agni is an entity which depends on Pitta Dosha . It is slightly unctuous ( Sasnigdha ), penetrating ( Teekshn`a ), hot ( Ushn`a ), light ( Laghu ) and liquid ( Drava ). When Pitta is devoid of its liquidity, then only it becomes capable to digest and then this Pitta is called as Anala i. e. Agni ( The Digestive Capacity ).|
When it possesses liquidity, then it is not able to digest the food properly.
Agni Saada is a condition where the qualities of Paachaka Pitta , sink down and turn in to liquid state ; because of which food does not get digested properly.
All the food material which possesses opposite attribute to Pitta , lowers down the digestive capacity. Such food possesses the attributes like dry ( Rooksha ), slow ( Manda ), cold ( S`heeta ), heavy to digest ( Guru ), liquid ( Drava ). These attributes lowers down the attributes of Paachaka Pitta ( Agni ) and hence digestive capacity also sinks down. E. g. Excessive consumption of Milk, Meat etc.
|Synonyms||Agni Maandya, Agni Nirvaapan`a|
|Antonym||Agni Deepti / Agni Deepana|
Last updated on June 9th, 2021 at 08:58 am