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Etymology/ Definitionधावने प्रक्षालने । सु.चि.२२।३१ डल्हण.
ReferenceS.Chi.22/31 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – washing , cleansing
Implied MeaningIt is a type of treatment procedure , which is advocated for purification of body parts .
ElaborationDue to causative factors , vitiated Doshaa _ s get lodged into various body parts . Purificatory measure used for the removal of deeply situated Doshaa _ s is called Dhaavana . E . g . Vran ` a Dhaavana ( purification of ulcers ), Yoni Dhaavana ( Vaginal douche ).
Substances used for purification are mainly of astringent taste .
Some regularly used astringent substances are : Lodhra , Manjisht ` haa , Khadira .
SynonymsVis ` hodhana

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