Abhyanga: oil masssage.
Agni: digestive fire, synonymous with properly balanced cell metabolism in Western medicine.
Akasha: Ether or space.
Alochaka pitta: Form of pitta governing vision.
Ama: residual impurities deposited in the cells as the result of improper digestion. Also mental ama, impure or negative thoughts and moods.
Annamaya kosha: Physical or gross body.
Apana vayu: Downward moving vayu.
Arishta: Symptom suggestive of death.
Artava: Menstrual Blood.
Artavaha srotas : Menstrual channels.
Asana: Posture, third stage of yoga.
Avalambaka Kapha: Form of Kapha in chest.
Avasthapaka: Primary phase of digestion.
Bhasma: Residue after incineration
Bhutagni : digestive fire governing element.
Charaka samhita: One of the oldest Ayurvedic text
Churna: Powder of medicine
Chyavanprash: A formualtion based on honey, amla and other 45 ingredients.
Dinacharya: daily routine
Dosha: three basic metabolic principles connecting the mind and body and biological humour.
Dosha vaishmya: pathological condition of dosha
Grahani : Chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption syndrome in the small intestine
Gulma : Any tumor, lump or diverticulosis
Guna: fundamental natural quality (e.g., dry, moist, hot, cold, etc.). Also applied to sattva, rajas, and tamas, the "three gunas"
Guru: type of attribute, heavy, spiritual teacher, Grishma, Summer, Teacher
Hath Yoga : Yoga of physical postures
Hemant: Early winter
Hima : Type of attribute, cold
Jatharagni : Digestive fire, responsible for the digestion and transformation of food material
Kapha:the dosha responsible for bodily structure
Kathina: Type of attribute, hard
Katu: Pungent or spicy
Khara: Type of attribute, rough to touch
Kleda: Subtle waste product
Kledaka kapha: form of kapha governing digestion
Kundalini: Potential energy lying dormant at the base of the spine.
Langhana: fasting, reducing therapy
Mahamarma: One of the three major marma
Majja: Nerve tissue and bone marrow
Mala: Metabolic end-products
Mamsadhatu: Muscle tissue
Manda: Type of attribute, slow pachaka pitta, form of pitt chakra
Mandagni: Diminished digestive capacity
Mantra: Sacred sounds
Marma: A junction point between consciousness and matter or weak Vital points.
Mayurasana: Yoga posture like peacock
Meda: Fat tissue
Mridu: Type of attribute, soft
Mutravaha srotas: Urinary system
Nadi vigyana: Pulse diagnosis
Nasya: Nasal administration of therapy
Nauli: Action like pitching of boat in stormy sea
Nidana: Etiological factor or diagnosis of disease
Nidana panchaka: Five ways to diagnose a disease
Nirama: Without ama or toxic substance
Parpati: medicinal preperation of sulphur and mercury
Pitta: the dosha responsible for metabolism (closely identified with agni, the body's vital heat)
Poorvakarma: Procedures done prior
Pradhana: main, prominent
Pragya aparadh: the "mistake of the intellect" (i.e., identifying with the part and losing the whole)
Prakriti: primal nature, natural state, constitution
Prana: It is vital energy (life-energy) which activates the body and mind. Prana is responsible for the higher cerebral functions, the motor and sensory activities. The prana located in the head is the vital prana, while prana which is present in the cosmic air is nutrient prana. There is a constant exchange of energy between vital prana and nutrient prana through respiration. During inspiration, the nutrient prana enters the system and nourishes the vital prana. During expiration, subtle waste products are expelled.
Pranavaha srotas: respiratory system
Pranayama : respiratory exercise, also called "balanced breathing"
Prashama: alliviation of dosha
Prithvi: element earth
Purisha: stool, faeces
Rajasic: having the nature of Rajas (Kings)
Raktamokshana: blood-letting (type of panchakarma)
Ranjaka pitta: form of pitta colouring the blood
Rasa: plasma, taste
Rasayana: Traditional Ayurvedic herbal or mineral preparation for longivity and rejuvenation
Ritucharya: seasonal behaviour
Sama: with ama or toxins
Samana vata: equalising form of five vata types
Samsarga: duel vitiation of dosha.
Shita: type of attribute, cold
Shleshaka: form of kapha
Shleshaka: form of kapha lubricating joints
Shodhana: purification, detoxification
Shukra: reproductive tissue
Snehana: oleation therapy
Sthana saushraya: localisation, stage of pathogenesis
Sushruta: author of Sushruta Samhita, ancient Ayurvedic surgeon
Swedavaha srotas: system for sweat
Tamas: the lower principle of inertia of omni substances
Tamasic: having the nature of tamas
Tarpaka: form of kapha governing brain and nerves
Teja: premordial element, fire
Tejas: mental fire
Tikshna: form of attribute, penetrating
Trataka: steady gazing
Tridosha: The three bodily organizations -Vata (air). pitta (fire) and Kapha (water) -which govern the psychosomatic activity of daily living
Upadhatu: offshoots of tissues
Vasa: fact of the muscles
Vata: the dosha responsible for all movement in the body, biological air humor.
Vata vyadhi: diseases due to aggravation of vatas
Vataj: due to vata
Vayu: another name for vat
Vedas: ancient books of knowledge presenting the spiritual signs of awareness
Vipaka: metabolised part of drug, the after taste of food in the body
Yoga: psycho physical practices aimed at self knowledge TOP