|Etymology/ Definition||धार्याणि आस्येन वैशद्यरुचिसौगन्ध्यं जातीकटुकपूगानां लवङ्गस्य फलानि च ॥ कक्कोलस्य फलं पत्रं ताम्बूलस्य शुभं तथा । तथा कर्पूरनिर्यासः सूक्ष्मैलायाः फलानि च ॥ च. सू. ५/७७|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – ‘ Mukha’ means mouth, ‘ Durgandhihar’ means removing bad breath|
|Implied Meaning||These drugs and treatment are helpful to remove bad breath.|
|Elaboration||Mukha Daurgandhya means halitosis ( bad breath ). Bad breath is due to vitiation of Kapha and Pitta . Saama Kapha ( Kapha associated with Aama ) and Visra ( putrid ) attribute of Pitta is responsible for bad breath. It is necessary to remove association of Aama to Kapha and Pitta Prasaadana should be carried out.|
Medicines or theraputic procedure which relives bad breath is known as Mukha Daurgandhyahara. E. g. Betel leaf, Jaatee, Lavanga, Karpoora, Kankola, Kat`uka ( fruit of Lataa Kastoorikaa ), Khadiraadi Gut`ikaa etc.
Dhoomapaana, Gan`d`usha etc. relives bad breath by pacifying vitiated Kapha .
Last updated on June 15th, 2021 at 09:41 am