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Svasthahita Dravya

KeywordSvasthahita Dravya
Etymology/ Definition दोषादीनाम्‌ मलपर्यन्तानाम्‌ स्वप्रनाणस्थितानाम्‌ साम्यानुवृत्तिहेतुः यद्‌ द्रव्यं तत्‌ स्वस्थेभ्यो हितम्‌ । अ. हृ. सू. १/१६ अरुणदत्त
यद्‌ द्रव्यं वातादीनां क्षयवृद्ध्योः हेतुरपि स्वस्थस्य न तथा, तत्‌ स्वस्थहितम्‌ । अ. हृ. सू. १/१६ हेमाद्रि
ReferenceA.H.Su.1/16 Hemaadri
Literary MeaningSuitable to health
Implied MeaningDravya, which have a tendency to increase or decrease Vaataadi Dosha as per the situation, but which do not produce vitiation of these Dosha in a healthy person is known as Svasthahita Dravya .
ElaborationAll the substances can be classified into three broad categories viz. S`hamana ( pacifying, palliating ), Kopana ( irritating, aggravating ) and Svasthavritti Hitam ( promotive and preventive, maintaining health ).
The healthy state of body is dependent upon the equilibrium of Dosha Dhaatu and Mala , which support and maintain normal functions of all body constituents. The general indications of Svasthahita Dravya are described in Ritucharyaa ( Chapter of Regime as par season ). The substances, which are described as Rasaayana ( rejuvenator ), should be considered as Svasthahita Dravya ( A. H Su. 1 / 16 Arun`adatta ).
Examples of Svasthahita Dravya are Godhooma ( wheat ), milk, Jaangala Maamsa ( flesh of animals in dry region )
AntonymSvastha Ahita

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