|Etymology/ Definition||शिम्ब्याः कोश्याः धान्यं मुादिकम् यत् शिम्बीधान्यं तत् विबन्धकृत् । अ.हृ.सू.६/१७ अरुणदत्त|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – legume|
|Implied Meaning||The leguminous dicotelydons are termed as S`himbee Dhaanya.|
|Elaboration||This group of leguminous dicotelydons is described by Charaka , Sus`hruta and Vaagbhat`a . This group comprises green gram, Aad ` hakee ( pigeon pea ), lentil and other varieties. They produce constipation, are astringent and sweet in taste, their post digestive taste is pungent and are cold in potency. They are easily digestible ; they mitigate fat, Kapha blood and Pitta ; and are suited for use as an external application and bathing of the body.|
Green gram is best among them as it causes only mild increase of Vaata . Round pea causes great increase of Vaata . Raajamaasha ( big sized black gram ) also increases Vaata dryness, produces more faeces and is heavy to digest.
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