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Etymology/ Definitionयवपिष्टमुष्णोदक सिक्थमीषत्स्विन्नमपूपीकृतम् । च.सू.२७/२६० चक्रपाणि
ReferenceC.Su.27/260- 261 Chakrapaan`i, S.Su.46/409 D`alhan`a,
Literary MeaningM / W – sour gruel ( prepared by the spontaneous fermentation of the juice of fruits or of boiled rice ) , an inferior kind of grain , half – ripe barley.
Implied MeaningPaste of barely mixed with hot water and steamed to form a cake is known as Kulmaasha .
ElaborationKulmaasha is heavy, un – unctuous, and laxative in action. This is also made from S`hringaat`a ( Trapa bispinosa, water chestnut ), and from cereals like green gram, black gram and wheat etc.
Hence physicians should consider the attributes ( heavy or light to digest ) in accordance with the properties of the material used in its preparation. It is useful in Pureesha Kshaya ( substantive depletion of faeces ) ( A. H. Su. 11 / 32 ). It aggravates Vaata , is heavy to digest and promotes excretion of stools ( Bhinna Varchas ).
Sus`hruta describes it as an alleviator of उदावर्त ( reverted Vaata )
Contemporary ColloquialSteamed cereals, grains

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