|Etymology/ Definition||पचेन्नामं वह्निकृच्च दीपनं तद्यथा मिशिः । शा. सं पू खं. ४/१|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – digestive, stimulating ( Agni )|
|Implied Meaning||The Dravya that enhances Agni are called Deepaneeya . The action of Deepaneeya Dravya is observed in the Aamaas`haya and especially in the Naabhi, as it is the site of Jat`haraagni .|
|Elaboration||These substances are capable of kindling the Agni but they lack the capacity to digest, convert Aama . These Dravya only stimulate Agni but do not facilitate Paachana ( digestion ). They directly act on Agni and have dominance of Teja Mahaabhoota with pungent, sour, salty taste and Laghu , Teekshn`a ( intense ) attributes. e. g. Mis`hreyaa ( Foniculum vulgare ), Chitraka ( Plumbago Zeylenica ) Depending upon the clinical condition present DeepanaI activity can be utilized ( e. g. pungent substances ) to initiate the gastric fire while salty and sour substances can be used to sustain the same.|
Dravya functions as Deepaneeya in different situations as per different Rasa . Kat`u Rasa Dravya reduces Kapha , and due to similarity enhances Agni and acts as Deepaneeya . E. g. Rasona . Amla Dravya increases Pitta and moves obliterated Vaata in its normal channels and acts as Deepaneeya . E. g. Nimbu ( lemon ).
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