Analgesic, S- Vedana shamana

Analgesic: [S- Vedana shamana; H- Pidha harnewali] Uses: Reduces or eliminates pain (e.g., digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous system, nerve, muscle, tooth pain, nervous digestion, headaches). Herbs: Camphor, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, and echinacea   Anesthetics: For surgical anesthesia   Herbs: Ashok, calamus, guæmar, jaóamaò¤hí,kaóuká

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Astringent: S- Sankeshaníya

Astringent: [S– Sankeshaníya or Stambhana karma; H– Bandhej-karnewali] PK- V+ cold   Uses: Dries secretions (i.e., bleeding), excessive wastes, heals tissues externally, diarrhea, sweat, seminal emissions, urine, (see hemostatic, vulner– ary), antidiarrhea herbs).   Herbs: Ámalakí, arjuna, a¤hok, cinnamon, jasmine, sandalwood, and yarrow

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Antiseptic: S- £hodhaníya

Antiseptic: [S- £hodhaníya; H- £harir Saph KarneWali]   Uses: Removes infection or decay, which micro- organisms live (but does not destroy the organisms themselves)—see bitters.   Herbs: Aloe, Chitrak, gokähura, guæmar, sandal- wood, ¤hatávarí, ¤hilájit, turmeric

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Anodyne: S- Sula-orasa-mana

Anodyne: [S- Sula-orasa-mana; H– Sakornwali]   Uses: Provides relief from ill-defined pains and general discomfort. Its effects works mostly on the sensory nerves.   Herbs: Ashok, barberry, cedar, ginger, kuçhóhá, licorice, vatsnab

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Antidiarrhea

Antidiarrhea: An alterative, Cold Herbs: Blackberry, comfrey, gentian, red raspberry, and yellow dock Hot Herbs: Black pepper, ginger, harítakí, and buttermilk/lassi

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Emetic: S- Vamakaríya

Emetic: [S- Vamakaríya; H- Qai Lanewali] Uses: Including or causing vomiting by local ac- tion on the nerves of the stomach and mucus membrane. Three types of emetics: central: Acts through the vomiting center of the brain (e.g., chamomile) local: Locally irritates the nerves of the gastric mucus membrane (e.g.,…

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Stimulant: S- Agni-sthapaníya

Stimulant: [S– Agni-sthapaníya or Dipana; H – Uksanewali] VK– P+. Antibacterial, antiparasitical (also see carminative) Uses & Herbs: Increases agni, destroys áma, in- creases autoimmune system, drying (e.g., pepper, cloves, cinnamon, dry ginger, and ajwan). Numerous forms of stimulants exist: arterial: Cayenne cardiac: Camphor, cane sugar, ephedra, glucose   cerebro-spinal:…

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