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Etymology/ Definitionप्रमितभोजनं तु तद् उच्यते, यदतिक्रान्तवेलं भुक्तम् । अ.हृ.नि.१/१४ अरुणदत्त
ReferenceC.Su.25/40 Chakrapaan`i, A.H.Ni.1/14 Arun`adatta,
Implied MeaningIt means consumption of food in very less quantity. It is a method of choice for reducing the body constituents, for reducing weight ( Karshan`a ).
ElaborationVaagbhat`a describes it as a general causative factor for various diseases. As per Arun adatta consumption of Pulaaka Dhaanya ( shrivelled grains ) is also termed as Pramitaas hana.
It is one causative factor for dysentery. It decreases digestive power, and aggravates Vaata .
From the treatment point of view it is advised in obese persons, which helps to reduce excessive fat deposition resulting in positive deprivation of weight.
SynonymsHeenamaatra Bhojana
Contemporary ColloquialFasting
AntonymAdhyas hana Ajeern aas hana

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