|Etymology/ Definition||पृथ्व्याग्नि भूयिष्ठत्वाद् अम्लः । च.सू.२६/४२/२|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – sour, acid|
|Implied Meaning||It is one of the six Rasa , which has predominance of Prithvee and Agni Mahaabhoota.|
|Elaboration||Drugs and diet having sour taste add to the deliciousness of food, stimulate appetite, nourish and energise the body, enlighten the mind, strengthen the sense organs, promote strength, alleviate Vaata , nourish the heart, cause salivation, help in swallowing, moistening and digestion of food. It is refreshing, light, hot and unctuous.|
In spite of all these good qualities, if it is used in excess, then it causes thirst, morbid sensitiveness to teeth, closure of eyes, liquefaction of Kapha , aggravation of Pitta , vitiation of Rakta , decomposition of muscle ( Vidahati ), flabbiness of body, oedema in patients suffering from emaciation, cachexia, and weakness.
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