|Etymology/ Definition||मूत्रस्य विरेचनं करोति इति मूत्ररविरेचनीयः । च. सू. ४/१५ चक्रपाणि|
|Literary Meaning||Mootra means urine and Virechaneeya means to eliminate.|
( i. e. Increasing or provoking urine output )
|Implied Meaning||These drugs increase urine out put by their cold potency.|
|Elaboration||To evacuate urine from bladder is known as Mootra Virechaneeya . Drugs having cold potency nourish Mootrvaha Srotas thererby increasing amount of water flitered in it, which is evacuated eventually as urine. This is Mootra Virechana . Such drugs are used in Mootrakrichchhra and As`hmaree ( urinary calculus ).|
Charaka has explained some drugs as Mootra Virechaneeya –
E. g. Darbha ( Eragrostis cynosuroides Beauv .), Kus`ha ( Eragrostis cynosuroides Beauv .), Kaas`ha ( Saccharum spontaneum Linn .), Gundraa ( Typha angustata Bory. & Chaub .) etc .
Last updated on June 15th, 2021 at 08:58 am