Skip to content


Etymology/ Definitionआर्द्रशालिधान्यं मृदुभृष्टं मुषलाधातचिप्पटी भूतायवं पृथुका: इत्युच्यते । सु.सू.४६/४१५ डल्हण
ReferenceC.Su.27/273, Chakrapaan`i, S.Su.46/415, D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – grain flattened ; rice scalded with hot water and then dried over a fire and ground in a mortar
Implied MeaningPrithuka is pressed paddy.
ElaborationIt is heavy and strength promoting. It should be taken only in small quantity. Yava Chippit`a is pressed barley. It creates gaseous dissention after consumption. Prithuka , if prepared without frying is laxative in action.
Prithuka is heavy to digest and is unctuous, and heavy. It also strengthens body components ( Brimhan`a ). If it is consumed with milk, it alleviates Vaata and acts as a laxative.
( S. Su. 46 / 415 ).

Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 07:21 am

Ayurveda fraternity is requested to communicate feedbacks/inputs on content related to Ayurveda to the Ministry ( for necessary amendments.

Font Resize