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Bodhaka Kapha

KeywordBodhaka Kapha
Etymology/ Definitionरसबोधनात्। बोधको रसनास्थायी। अ.हृ.सू. १२/१७
Literary MeaningOne, which causes perception of taste.
Implied MeaningThis is one of the five subtypes of Kapha situated in buccal cavity ( mouth ). It resides in the tongue.
ElaborationBodhaka Kapha acts at an initial phase of digestion.
The process of chewing is the starting point of Bodhaka Kapha action. It is responsible for perception of gustatory stimuli i. e. various tastes like sweet, sour, pungent etc.

Last updated on June 10th, 2021 at 10:32 am

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