An ayurvedic oil massage practised by two medics who massage to let go the warm oil into the tissues of the entire body. This facilitates the removal of Kapha, Vata and Pitta doshas and toxins (Ama) as well.
Taking medicine after meals. This is to cure the imbalance of vyaan vayu.
This is related to Toxicology, a branch of Ayurveda that deals with poisons.
Better known as ego.
Ether or sky
Appearance or shape
Pitta that governs the vision.
A disease caused by ama and vata, like arthritis.
Black pigment applied in eyes.
Enema that is given with an oily substance.
The element water.
One of the vatas, which goes downward such as urine, menstrual blood etc.
Sin or offence
Inferior of the two types of vital fluid (ojas) present in the body.
Sacred and pious
Asana – Yogasana
Posture or position
Bad or improper.
The eight branches of Ayurveda
An ancient Ayurvedic text written by Vagabhatta
Agni is the form of fire and heat that is related to the digestive system and release of energy.
It is the nutrient substance that enzymes act upon in the digestive tract.
It relates to meaning and the essence of a thought.
Bone tissues that supports the body by giving it shape, protection and longevity.
The true self that governs the consciousness.
The author of Charaka Samhita.
Aum represents the inner, outer and the super conscious stages of consciousness.
Sitz bath. Herbs are boiled in water before use.
indistinct or not evident
Constituted of two words, Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge).
Bala A Sanskrit word that means strength.
Balya An energiser that strengthens the body.
Bhrajaka A type of Pitta that makes the skin shiny.
Bhutagni The enzyme that helps in digestion process.
Bhuta-vidya Demonology, the branch of science concerned with evil spirits.
Bhakti Devotion and worship of the almighty.
Basti Enema therapy of panchkarma. It relieves constipation and chronic fever.
Bodhaka One of the five subtypes of taste located at tongue root which enables perception of taste.
Brahma God in Hindu mythology, who is considered to be the creator of the universe and mankind.
Bruhaniya Herbs that promote growth.
Buddhi Intellect, intelligence and wisdom
Brahmacharya State of continence followed during student life while studying Vedas.
Brahma-muhurta Two hours of time period before sunrise.
Carminative natural ayurvedic herbs that cure intestinal gas and pain.
Caksu Ayurvedic herbs considered good for eyes.
Chakra Energy centers in the body, related to the nerve plexus center.
Churna Sanskrit word for powder.
Consciousness State of awareness through emotions, thoughts and sensations.
Cure State of being remedied from illness.
Cikitsa Science of medicine; therapy to cure illness.
Citraka Mula A herb that improves digestive power.
Citrakadi vati– An ayurvedic medicine that consists citrak as the primary ingredient.