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Etymology/ Definitionलेपने पिच्छिल:। अ.हृ.सू.१/१८ हेमाद्रि
ReferenceS.Su.46/524, A.H.Su.1/18 Hemaadri
Literary MeaningM / W – slimy, lubricous, slippery, smeary
Implied MeaningThis is an attribute, which has tendency to coat body constituents and form bonds between them. Kapha Dosha mainly possesses this attribute.
ElaborationIt is one of twenty attributes ( Vims`hati Gun`a ). It has adhesive characteristics. With this attribute Dhaatu are nourished and various tissues are reunited. It is very useful in reuniting bones in fractures and promoting healing of wounds.
It is useful in forming a coat over internal and external ulcers as well as intestinal ulcers. It is also used in the Pichchhaa Basti for healing in anal fissures. Presence of this Gun`a causes lubrication of the channels of the body and it facilitates easy excretion of fasces.
E. g. Isabgola ( Plantago Ovata Husk .)
Sus`hruta describes other functions of Pichchhila attribute viz. Jeevana Balya Sandhaana

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