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Etymology/ Definitionकुधान्येति कुत्सितानि कुधान्यानि । ४६/२० डल्हण
ReferenceS.Su.46/20 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – inferior kind of grain
Implied MeaningGrain of inferior kind is called Kudhaanya . It has a tendency to vitiate Dosha.
ElaborationSus`hruta describes a separate group of inferior grain. Kordushaka , which comprises grain like S`hyaamaaka ( a kind of cultivated millet ), Neevaara ( wild rice ), S`haantanu Priyangu etc.
They are hot in potency and have attributes like sweet, rough, pungent Vipaaka ( post digestive taste ), anti diuretic etc. They pacify Kapha while aggravating Vaata and Pitta.
AntonymPravara Dhaanya

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