|Etymology/ Definition||नवधान्य – नवमिति वर्षं यावत् । सु. सू. ४६/५१ डल्हण|
|Reference||A.H.Su.6/25,S.Su.46/51 D`alhan`a, A.H.Su.29/ 39|
|Implied Meaning||Food grains within one year of harvesting are called Navadhaanya .|
|Elaboration||Fresh grains ( just harvested ) are Abhishyandi ( cause excess exudation from tissue pores and block them by it ). Vaagbhat`a advises to avoid fresh grains in those individuals who are suffering from various ulcers as they aggravate three Dosha and cause excessive production of liquid waste ( Kleda ), which delays healing of ulcers.|
Food grains after one year and before two years of harvesting are called Puraan`a Dhaanya. Beyond two years grains loose their potency and are devoid of essence. Hence they should not be used.
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