|Etymology/ Definition|| सुगन्धो रोचनो मृदुः । सु.सू.४६।५२१|
|Reference||S.Su.46/521, S.U.64/43, C.Chi.27/301, A.H.Su.13/5|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – fragrance|
|Implied Meaning||Substances like camphor possess this attribute. These substances are pleasant, subtle, relishing and mild.|
|Elaboration||This attribute is especially described by Sus`hruta . Chandana ( Sandalwood ) also possesses this attribute due to which it adds flavour and taste to various formulations. Perception of mal odours by sense organ induces vomiting ( Dvist ` aarthaja Chhardi ), which results in vitiation of mind. Substances having Sugandha have favourable effect on mind. Charaka advises use of Manonukola substances ( favourable to mind ) in the treatment of Dvist ` aarthaja Chhardi.|
Vaagbhat`a describes use of Sugandhi substances in the treatment of Pitta Dosha.
These substances have aphrodisiac action.
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