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Etymology/ Definition शोधने तीक्ष्ण:।अ.हृ.सू १/१८ हेमाद्रि
ReferenceA.H.Su.1/18 Hemaadri
Literary MeaningM / W – sharp, hot, pungent, fiery, acidic, harsh, rough
Implied MeaningDravya having Teekshn`a ( intense ) attribute have a capacity to cut the substances. Owing to it they separate the adherent Dosha from Srotas ( body channels ) by cutting the bonds between them.
ElaborationTeekshn`a is an attribute of Agni Mahaabhoota and Pitta Dosha .
It is also used in the context of S`hodhana ( elimination of Dosha ). Teekshn`a S`hodhana or Virechana implies strong evacuation of waste products. Teekshn`a Dravya ( intense substances ) cause depletion of Dhaatu and thereby emaciation of the body. Since the tendency of these Dravya is conducive to S`hodhana these are used for removal of Mala ( waste products ). Dravya having intense attribute posses scrapping action ( Lekhana ).
It alleviates Kapha and Vaata . E. g. Maricha ( Piper nigrum )

Last updated on June 17th, 2021 at 11:23 am

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