|Etymology/ Definition||रौक्ष्यं खरत्वं वैशद्दयं यत् कुर्यात तध्दि रूक्षणम् । च.सू.२२/१०|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – making thin, attenuating, the act of making thin , ( esp .) medical treatment for reducing fat or corpulence, Dehydrating therapy|
|Implied Meaning||1. Any action, which generates dryness, cleanliness ( by reducing unctuous attribute ) is called Rookshan`a.|
2. Rookshan`a Dravya – Substances, which support dehydration therapy e. g. Honey
|Elaboration||This is one of the six major Upakrama described by Charaka .|
The mode of action is by absorbing unctuousness from body constituents. These substances possess attributes like Laghu ( easy to digest ), hot, intense, Vis`hada ( cleanliness ), and hard. Its action is exactly opposite to that of Oleation. Hence it is indicated in diseases like Sthaulya ( obesity ). It has Apatarpan ` a ( depriving, depleting body constituents ) kind of action.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Dehydrating therapy|
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