|Etymology/ Definition||धावने प्रक्षालने । सु.चि.२२/३१ डल्हण|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – washing, cleansing|
|Implied Meaning||It is a type of treatment procedure, which is advocated for purification of body parts.|
|Elaboration||Due to causative factors, vitiated Dosha get lodged into various body parts. Purificatory measure used for the removal of deeply situated Dosha 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 .
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