|Etymology/ Definition||यदौषधं दोषान् – वातादीनन्त:स्थितान् बहिरीरयेत् क्षिपेत् तच्छोधनम् । अ.हृ.सू. १४/५ अरुणदत्त|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – cleaning , purifying , cleansing , refining , purgative|
|Implied Meaning||1. Due to various etiological factors, Tridosha get vitiated or aggravated. Elimination of theses aggravated Dosha by different methods is called सौषधं .|
2. शोधन द्रव्य ( purifying substances )
|Elaboration||1. As per the specific method of elimination of aggravated Dosha , सौषधं is classified into 5 types:|
a ) वमन ( emesis )
b ) Virechana ( purgation )
c ) Nirooha Basti ( medicated enema )
d ) S`hiro Virechana ( nasal administration of drugs for elimination of Dosha )
e ) रक्तमोक्षण ( bloodletting )
Purification of a tissue is also labelled as S`hodhana, e. g. S`hukra S`hodhana ( purification of semen ), Stanya S`hodhana ( purification of breast milk ).
2. Dravya , which purify vitiated Dosha ( Vaata , Pitta , Kapha ) or Dhaatu ( mainly S`hukra , Rakta ) and Upadhaatu ( Stanya ( breast milk ), Raja ( menstrual flow )) are called शोधन द्रव्य e. g. Nis`hottara is used for Pitta S`hodhana .
Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 11:35 am