|Etymology/ Definition||द्रव्यादापोत्थितात्तोये प्रतप्ते निशि संस्थितात्। |
कषायो योऽभिनिर्याति स शीत: समुदाहृत:॥ च. सू. ४/७ चक्रपाणि
|Literary Meaning||Cold infusion|
|Implied Meaning||Cold infusion prepared by putting coarsely ground drug in boiling water and preserving it overnight is known as S`heeta.|
|Elaboration||In S`haarangadhara Samhitaa , Hima is a synonym used for S`heeta .|
Method of Hima preparation as per S`haarangadhara – One Pala ( 50 gm ) of crude Dravya is mixed with six Pala ( 300 ml ) of water and the mixture is kept overnight. In the morning it is crushed and then filtered. The resultant liquid is called S`heeta . It is lighter for digestion. It has cold property, and hence is mainly used in Pitta related conditions.
Dose – two Pala ( 80 ml .)
E. g. Aamraadi Hima is used in Raktapitta.
|Synonyms||S`heetakashaayaka , Hima|
|Contemporary Colloquial||Cold infusion,|
Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 11:17 am