|Etymology/ Definition||चक्षुष्यं चक्षुषे हितम् । सु.सू.४५/१३२ ङल्हण
पादसंबध्दनेत्रपोषिकानाडीप्रत्यवायहरणात् चक्षुष्यम् । च.सू.५/१०१ चक्रपाणि
|Reference||C.Su.5/101,A.H.Su.5/51-52 Arun`adatta, A.H.Su.6/46 Arun`adatta|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – pleasing to the eyes , wholesome for the eyes or the eyesight|
|Implied Meaning||Substances , which are advantageous for eyes are called Chakshushya.|
|Elaboration||Chakshushya Dravya has attributes like cold, unctuous, and are sweet in taste. These substances nourish Rasaadi Dhaatu ( body tissues ), Ojas and acts as Chakshushya. E. g. Ghee , Yasht`imadhu ( Indian liquorice ).Substances with astringent taste also act as Chakshushya by absorbing liquid waste from Maamsa and Meda in eyes. E. g. Haritakee , Aamalakee , Bibhitaka and honey.|
Substances having intense attributes and dominance of Teja Mahaabhoota are hazardous to eyes. E. g All salts are Achakshysya in nature except Saindhava ( Black salt ).
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