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Etymology/ Definitionसलिलग्निभूयिष्ठत्वात लवण । च.सू.२६/४२/३
ReferenceC.Su.26/42, A.H.Su.10/12
Literary MeaningM / W – saline, salt
Implied Meaning1. It is one of the six Rasa, which has dominance of Jala and Agni Mahaabhoota.
2. Type of salt
Elaboration1. Drugs and diets having saline taste have a carminative action. They exhibit production of stickiness, digestion, conversion and perforation of abscess. They are sharp, mobile, Vikaas`hee ( clear channels by liquefying the contents ) and laxative They alleviate Vaata, cure stiffness, obstruction and accumulation. They also bring about tenderness of all the body organs by resolving the spasm of muscles, and make the food delicious. They are essential ingredients of food.
If consumed excessively, they cause vitiation of Pitta , aggravation of Rakta , thirst, fainting, burning sensation, erosion, depletion of muscle tissue, sloughing in the parts of body with obstinate skin disease including leprosy, aggravation in the symptoms of poison, bursting of inflamed parts, dislodgement of teeth ( Dantaaschyaavayanti ), reduction in manhood, infertility, erectile dysfunction ( Punstvamupahanti ), obstruction of the functions of senses, and production of premature wrinkling, greying of hairs and baldness.
2. Various types of salts described in Ayurveda texts, which are used to prepare different formulations.
Contemporary ColloquialSaline, salty

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