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Ayurvedic Dictionary

There are currently 98 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
haima हैभ
One among the classification of Antariksha jala. It is a kind of water source, in which ice or snow is liquefied.

haṁsaḥ हॊस्
Swan.

haṁsapada हॊसऩद
A unit of Measurement; Synonym of one karsha equivalents to 12g of metric units

haṁsodakaṁ हॊसोदकॊ
Hamsodaka has two connotations. Hamsa stands for the sun and the moon: so the water purified by the rays of the sun and the moon is known as Hamsodaka. It is known as Hamsodaka also because this is the type of purified water which Swans (Hamsa) enjoy. Usually this type of water gets naturally in the month of Sharada. In this month by the action of Sun and moon rays and detoxifying effect of Agatsya Nakshatra, water gets purified.

hanana हनन
Harass, trouble and annoy others continually or repeatedly

hananaṁ sandhi हननॊ सत्न्ध
Difficult function of joint

hāni हातन
Loss

hanti yogavaśenāśu cirācciratarāt हत्न्त मोगिशने ाशु धचयात्च्चयतयात ्
Gara visha (artificial poison) kills the person either quickly or after long time because of the nature of combination of drugs.

hanū हनू
Jaw

hāridraṁ हारयद्रॊ
Yellow like Turmeric

hāridrarūpa darśanaṁ हारयद्ररूऩ दशनश ॊ
Sees objects in turmeric yellow color

hāridratvaṁ हारयद्रत्िॊ
Yellow like Turmeric

hāridravarṇa हारयद्रिणश
Yellow like Turmeric

harikeśatā हरयके शता
Tawny color of hair

harikeśo हरयके शो
Tawny hair person.

hariloma हरयरोभ
Tawny colored hair

hariṇajaṁ हरयणजॊ
related to deers/ stag

hariroma हरययोभ
Tawny color of hair

harita rūpa darśanaṁ हरयत रूऩ दशनश ॊ
Sees green colored objects

harita varga हरयत िगश
Group of green leaves, vegetables, fruits, spices, etc. which can be used only in wet form; these can be used before and after food, but cannot give (Tripti) satiety. This category of food is consumed without any Samskara (Modulation of basic properties) along with main meal. Raw food articles which are used as Salad like Onion, Lemon, etc come under these categories.

harita हरयत
Green color

haritālavarṇaṁ raktaṁ हरयतारिणं यततॊ
Blood with the color of orpiment

haritatvaṁ हरयतत्िॊ
Greenish

haritavarṇaṁ हरयतिणं
Green color

harṣa danta हषश दन्त
Gnashing of teeth

harṣa dhamanī हषश धभनी
Engorgement of artery

harṣa pāda हषश ऩाद
Tingling sensation of foot

harṣa roma हषश योभ
Horripilation

harṣa हषश
Exhilaration

harṣaṇa हषणश
Sense of friction

harṣaṇaṁ roma हषणश ॊ योभ
Horripilation

harṣaṇam हषणश भ ्
Causing pleasure

hāsa icchā हास इच्छा
Fond of laughing

hasanaṁ asthāne हसनॊ अस्थाने
Laughing at inappropriate occasion

hastaḥ हस्त्
Hand

hastanartana हस्तनतनश
Dancing movement of hand.

hāsya icchā हास्म इच्छा
Fond of laughing

hatabala हतफर
Debility or loss of physical strength or weakness

hatacūrṇaka हतचूणकश
Powdered arsenic

hatadarśanaṁ हतदशनश ॊ
Blurred vision

hataṁ हतॊ
Loss of motor function

hatanāma हतनाभ
Piles in rectum

hataprabhaṁ हतप्रबॊ
Diminished complexion or weakness of sense organs

hatasvaraṁ हतस्ियॊ
Aphonia

hatendriyaḥ हतत्न्द्रम्
Weakness of sense organs

haṭhāgni हठात्ग्न
Strong heat

hatotsāha हतोत्साह
Loss of enthusiasm.

hetu हेतु
Etiology: includes the immediate and distant causes of diseases;

hetvābhāsa हेत्िाबास
false reason or fallacy

hetvantaram हेत्िन्तयभ ्
fallacy of reason: Giving of an irrelevant reasoning instead of relevant reasoning

hetvarthaḥ हेत्िथ्श
Extension of arguments; application of knowledge of one phenomenon happening elsewhere or the extension of a principle enunciated at one

hidhmā र्हध्भा
Hiccough

hikkā र्हतका
Hiccough

hikkānigrahaṇa र्हतकातनग्रहण
substances used to restrain hiccough

hima र्हभ
Cold touch

hiṁgula र्हगॊ रु
An ore of mercury

hiṁsā icchā र्हसा इच्छा
Fond of torturing others

hīna हीन
Diminished

hīnabala हीनफर
Loss of strength

hīnamātrā āhāra हीनभात्रा आहाय
Deficient quantity is said to be causing loss of strength, complexion & development, harm to lifespan, virility& immunity.

hīnāṅga darśana हीनाङ्ग दशनश
Sees objects as defective organs

hīnarūpa हीनरूऩ
Diminished complexion

hīnasvaraḥ हीनस्िय्
Aphonia

hīnavāk हीनिाक्
Less talking

hīnayogaḥ हीनमोग्
Suboptimal interaction of sense organ with their respective objects and time

hīnottaroṣṭha हीनोत्तयोष्ठ
Smaller upper lip or drooping of upper lip

hita र्हत
Food which normalizes the vitiated Dosa’s/beneficial. Contrast to Ahita.

hitāyu र्हतामु
a kind of life which is beneficial to the self and the society

hitopadeśaṣu akṣānti र्हतोऩदेशषु अऺात्न्त
Intolerance to the advices though it is good

hrāsa dṛṣṭi maṇḍala ह्रास दृत्ष्ट भण्डर
Small size of pupil.

hrāsa ह्रास
Reduction

hṛdaya रृदम
Heart

hṛdayāśuddhi रृदमाशद्ु धध
Feeling of fullness in the epigastric region.

hṛdayāvaraṇa रृदमाियण
Poisons, by their penetrating property, weaken the heart and in order to protect it the patient should be administered pure ghee, ghee mixed with honey, juices of sugarcane etc.

hṛdayopalepa रृदमोऩरेऩ
Coating like feeling in heart

hṛdayotkledaḥ रृदमोत्तरेद्
Nausea

hṛdayotkleśa रृदमोत्तरेश
Nausea

hṛdisthitāni guhyāni vāk रृर्दत्स्थतातन गवु मातन

hṛdrava रृद्रि
Tachycardia or palpitation.

hṛdviśodhanam रृद्विशोधनभ ्
It is one line of treatment in artificial poisoning in which there is cleansing of the heart by giving copper along with honey.

hṛdya रृद्म
beneficial/pleasing for cardiac health

hrīkṣaya ह्रीऺम
Lack of Shyness

hṛllāsa रृल्रास
Nausea

hṛllāsaka रृल्रासक
Nausea

hṛllāsikā रृल्रामसका
Nausea

hṛllepa रृल्रेऩ
Coating like feeling in heart

hṛnmoha रृन्भोह
Bradycardia or weak heart beat

hṛṣṭa romā रृष्ट योभा
Horripilation

hṛsva darśanaṁ रृस्ि दशनश ॊ
Objects look small in size

hṛsva vṛddha darśanaṁ रृस्ि िद्ृ ध दशनश ॊ
Sees object in magnificient form

hṛsvaṁ mahat darśanaṁ रृस्िॊ भहत ् दशनश ॊ
Sees object in magnificient form

hṛṣyenmayūra udvignaḥ रृष्मेन्भमयू उद्विग्न्
Peacock moves about and becomes delighted on seeing poisoned food.

hṛt ghaṭṭanaṁ रृत ् घट्टनॊ
Pressing pain in heart

hṛt kampa रृत ् कम्ऩ
Tachycardia or palpitation.

hṛt viruddha रृत ् विरुद्ध
Any substance which is not pleasant in taste.

hṛt रृत ्
Heart, Cardiac

hṛtkroḍaśūnatā रृत्क्रोडशनू ता
Feeling of emptiness in cardiac region.

huṇḍana हुण्डन
Tics of the head, Nose, Eye, Jatru or Neck. Otherwise falling of hair or breaking pain in head especially forehead and temples; Anosmia; intrusion of the eye; Congestion in chest; or Wryneck


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