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Basic Terms

There are many specific terms used in Ayurveda. A lot of these words are in Sanskrit, and can have multiple meanings. Below is a list of some of the terms used in this website, and their meanings

Abhyana
Ayurvedic massage, to smear or anoint with oil
Agni
Fire, light, heat
Ama
a toxic material produced from undigested food
Ayus
life - the combination of body, mind, senses and soul
Basti
medicated, herbal enema used to cleanse the colon
Cakra
Invisible energy center of the body
Caraka
an ancient Ayurvedic physician
Dosa
fault, deficiency, that which contaminates
Jatharagni
digestive fire, gastric juices, digestive enzymes
Kapha
phlegm, mucus, one of the biological energies
Mala
impurity, wastes excreted out of body
Ojas
vigor, strength, vitality, the essence of all tissues
Pancha
F ive
Pancha karma
five types of elimination therapies
Paschat karma
post therapy after panca karma
Pitta
fire, bile, one of the biological energies
Prana
life air
Purva karma
preparation for panca karma
Prakriti
nature, constitution, original nature
Rakta mokshana
blood letting (rarely performed today)
Rasayana
herbs, foods or activities that prevent aging and promote longevity
Shiro dhara
pouring a continuous stream of oil on the forehead
Sneha
lubricant, oil, fat
Snehana
lubricating, anointing, rubbing with oil
Swedana
sweating, to perspire,
Susruta
an ancient Ayurvedic surgeon
Tri
three
Tridosa
the three dosa
Triguna
the three qualities of Nature
Vaidya
Ayurvedic doctor
Vamana
the act of vomiting, emesis
Vata
wind or air, one of the biological energies of the body
Veda
ancient books of knowledge, sacred knowledge
Virechana
purgation