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Etymology/ Definition स्तम्भन स्तम्भयति यतिमन्तं चलं ध्रुवम्‌। च. सू. २२/१२, स्तंम्भनः अतीसारादीनाम्‌ । सु.सू.४६/५१६ डल्हण
ReferenceC.Su.22/12, Sh.S.P.4/13,S.Su.46/516 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – stopping, arresting
Implied MeaningDravya when used effectively inhibit the hyperactivity or the abnormal flow of body constituents from the body and establish the normal movement pattern.
ElaborationThis activity is not restricted to Vaata Dosha alone but encompasses a wide spectrum ( e. g. to arrest diarrhoea, bleeding, arresting flow of S`hukra ). These Dravya possess attributes like dry, cold, mild, soft, subtle, tender yet firm, fluid and stable e. g. Kut`aja ( Holarrhena antidysenterica ).
The site of their action varies e. g. in vomiting the site will be stomach ; in diarrhoea it would be the small or large intestine.
SynonymsGraahi Sangraahaka
Contemporary ColloquialAnti diarrhoeal / binding agent

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