|Etymology/ Definition||जीवने हितम जीवनीयम् । च.सू.४/१ चक्रपाणि|
|Literary Meaning||Life supporting|
|Implied Meaning||Substances, which are beneficial to body constituents and impart healthy life to an individual are called Jeevaneeya.|
|Elaboration||These substances have mainly dominance of Prithvee and Aapa Mahaabhoota dominant Madhura Rasa ( sweet taste ). Sweet taste induces strength to all body constituents. Healthy Dhaatu remain in a balanced state and avoid diseases. If body constituents are strong the recovery from any disease will be fast. The Jeevaneeya substances prevent depletion of body constituents ( Dhaatukshaya Nivaaran`a ), stabilise the Dosha and Dhaatu ( Dhaatu Saamya ) and replenish Praan ` a. In healthy state Jeevana means life, which is main function of Rakta Dhaatu . These substances support blood and function as promoter of life, Jeevaneeya .|
These substances possess sweet, unctuous and cold attributes e. g. cow milk as the best Jeevaneeya substance. In Charaka Samhitaa group of ten life – supporting substances ( Jeevaneeya Das`hemaani ) are described. E. g. Jeevantee ( Leptadenia reticulata ), Maashaparn`ee ( Termanus labialis ) etc.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Nourishing agents|
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