|Etymology/ Definition||विलेपी घ्नासिक्था । सु.सू.४६/३४२ डल्हण|
|Reference||C.Su.27/251 Chakrapaan`i, S.Su.46/343, D`alhan`a|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – rice gruel|
|Implied Meaning||Vilepee is a thick gruel of boiled grains. It is prepared by cooking one part of grains with four parts of water till it becomes thick.|
|Elaboration||It is prepared from various types of grains like sesame, green gram, black gram and mainly rice.|
Vilepee is satiating, good for heart, increases vigour, it is wholesome, sweet, light on digestion, aphrodisiac, stimulates digestive power, is also Basti S`hodhaka ( bladder cleansing, diuretic ) and pacifies hunger and thirst. It is beneficial in fever associated with diarrhoea. If it is prepared from green leafy vegetables and meat it is heavy to digest ( S. Su. 46 – 346 ).
Charakaachaarya describes consumption of thick gruel as one of the causative factors of Prameha ( Diabetes )( C. Ni. 4 / 5 ).
|Contemporary Colloquial||Thick gruel|
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