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Etymology/ Definitionशोषणे रूक्ष:। अ.हृ.सू १/१८ हेमाद्रि
ReferenceA.H.Su.1/18 Hemaadri, S.Su.46/523
Literary MeaningM / W – rough , dry , arid
Implied MeaningDravya with this Gun ` a cause dryness of the body.
ElaborationThis attribute has a capacity to absorb the aqueous content of the body constituents. It aggravates Vaata Dosha and reduces Kapha by nullifying the Snigdha Gun`a ( unctuous attribute ) of Kapha .
Rookshan`a action is achieved with the help of Rooksha attribute. This is necessary to reduce excessive unctuousness of Kapha Dosha , and Meda Dhaatu .
It is mainly effective in Atisaara ( diarrhoea ) as it causes Stambhana of Mala ( waste products ).

Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 10:29 am

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