|Etymology/ Definition||दाहं प्रशमयति यत् तत् दाहप्रशमनम् । तत्र सर्वाङ्गीणो तीव्रः सन्तापो दाहः । अ. सं. सू. २०/१२|
|Literary Meaning||To pacify burning sensation.|
|Implied Meaning||The drugs or the process, which pacifies the burning sensation.|
|Elaboration||दाह means burning sensation. It is mainly cause due to aggravated Pitta and may be associated with Vaata . Potency of दाह pacifying drugs is cold. Laamajjaka and Us`heera are best medicines for pacifying दाह .|
दाह is termed by other names according to the conditions as:
Plosha : Local burning sensation
Dava : Burning sensation at mouth, lips or palate
Davathu : Burning sensation in the sense organs
Vidaaha : Different types of burning sensation in the hands etc.
Antardaaha : Burning sensation in the Kosht`ha
In Charaka Samhitaa , group of 10 drugs are explained which pacify burning sensation ; it is called as Daaha Pras`hamana Gan`a . E. g. Chandana ( Santalum album ), Madhooka ( Bassia latifolia Roxb .) etc.
Last updated on June 14th, 2021 at 04:02 am