|Etymology/ Definition||हृद्यं हृदयप्रियं हितं च। सु.सू.४५/१३२ डल्हण|
|Reference||C.Su.4/8, S.Su.46/340, S.Su.45/132 D`alhan`a|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – pleasing or dear to the heart|
|Implied Meaning||Hridya Dravya ( Cardiotonic substances )|
|Elaboration||The substances, which are beneficial to heart, are called Hridya Dravya. This beneficial action is oriented either towards the structure of Hridaya or its functions.|
Since heart is the seat of Atman ( soul ) and the Maanas ( mind ) these substances are beneficial for the mental faculties too.
The Hridya substances generally possess sour taste .
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