|Etymology/ Definition||छर्दिं निगृह्णाति हन्ति इति छर्दिनिग्रहणः । च. सू.४/१४|
|Literary Meaning||छर्दि means vomiting and Nigrahan`a means to hold down or to suppress|
|Implied Meaning||Substances, which hold down or suppress the vomiting are termed as Chhardinigrahan`a .|
|Elaboration||These substances act in two different modes.|
1. Aggravated Udaana Vaayu induces छर्दि ( vomiting ). Substances like Ghee, juice of pomegranate, ginger etc. suppress vomiting by pacifying the aggravated Udaana .
2. A few substances pacify symptoms like burning sensation ( aggravation of Pitta ), nausea ( aggravation of Kapha ) and act as agents suppressing vomiting.
The following terms can be understood on similar lines:
Hikkaa Nigrahan`a – Substances, which suppress hiccups
Trishn`aa Nigrahan`a – Substances, which suppress thirst
|Synonyms||Chhardis`haamaka , Chhardighna|
|Contemporary Colloquial||Anti emetic|
Last updated on June 10th, 2021 at 11:26 am