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TypeD.G. / B.P.
Etymology/ Definition वाय्वाकाशातिरिक्तत्वात्‌ तिक्त । च.सू.२६/४२/५
Literary MeaningM / W – a bitter taste
Implied MeaningIt is one of the six Rasa, which has predominance of Vaayu and Aakaas`ha Mahaabhoota.
ElaborationThe drugs and diet having bitter taste are by themselves not delicious but they promote deliciousness. They are antitoxic and germicidal. They cure fainting, burning sensation, itching, thirst and fever, and obstinate skin diseases including leprosy. They promote firmness of skin and muscles. They have carminative action and promote digestion of food and Aama , purify breast milk ( Stanya S`hodhana ), cause drying and help in depletion of moisture, fat, muscle fat, bone marrow, lymph, pus, sweat, urine, stool, Pitta and Kapha.
If it is excessively consumed it causes roughness in body channels, reduces strength, causes emaciation, giddiness, dryness of mouth and produces various diseases due to vitiation of Vaata .
Contemporary ColloquialBitter

Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 04:26 am

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