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Ayurvedic Dictionary

There are currently 82 terms in this directory beginning with the letter J.
jaḍatā जडता
Less activity of body, speech and mind.

jagala जगर
This is the more denser layer below the kadambari in the fermentation process

jāgaraṇaṁ जागयणॊ

jagavdiṣaṇṇam जगत्व्दषण्णभ ्
The whole world became despaired and gloomy after looking at the ferocious creature that emerged before the emergence of ambrosia during churning of the sea.

jaghanakapālini जघनकऩारातन
Hip bones-Innominate bones. Pelvic bone.

jaghanam जघनभ ्
Pelvis. (1)The external genitals. (2)The bony structure formed by the innomimante bones, sacrum coccyx, and the ligaments uniting them.

jala varga जर िगश
Group of water;

jala जर
1. Water. 2. One of the five basic elements (Paṅcamahābhūtas) that make up all the matter in the universe. Indicative of liquidity and cohesion.

jāla जार
Clear manifestation of tendon network

jalacara vihaṁga vasā जरचय विहॊग िसा
Aquatic bird's fat

jāladharā sirā / jālandharā जारधया

jaladhra sira/jalandhara — जालधरा सिरा/जालन्धरा
Great saphenous vein. Superficial vein extending from the foot to the saphenous opening.

jalagarbhatama जरगबतभ
A kind of germ defect produced from air bubbles/ water marks

jālakāvṛtam जारकाितृ भ ्
Covered with a membrane or net.

jalamṛtaḥ जरभतृ ्
Death of a person by drowning in water.

jālāni जारातन
Plexus, network, interlacing or decussation. A network of nerves or veins

jalanidherjanitam जरतनधेजतश नतभ ्
Source of pearl indicating oceanic origin

jālāntaragata जारान्तयगत
indicating the particle size

jalasaṁtrāsa जरसत्रॊ ास

jalaukā जरौका
It is leech, belonging to annelida group of animal kingdom, which have anticoagulant enzymes in their saliva which helps them to suck blood continuously when they bite. Some of them are non poisonous which are used for therapeutic bloodletting while someone poisonous.

jalavāhinyaḥ sirāḥ जरिार्हन्म् मसया्
Lachrymal ducts. A duct that conveys tears from the lachrymal lake to the lachrymal sac

jalpaḥ जल्ऩ्
to argue and defend one's own view in a debate

jambūpallava जम्फऩू ल्रि
Tender leaves of blackberry

janapada जनऩद
Group of peoples leaving in specific location, i.e. community

janapadodhvaṁsa जनऩदोध्िसॊ
It is made out of two words janapada and Dwamsa, Janapada refers to group of peoples leaving in specific location, community and Udwamsa refers to destruction, thus it Janapadodwamsa refers to the factors which destroys the health of the people living in a specific area due to pollution of Air(vayu), Water(Jala), Place(Bhumi/soil) and Time(Kala). In modern science it’s called as epidemics/Pestilence.

janapadodhvaṁsakara bhāva जनऩदोध्िसकय बाि
Factors involved in causing of epidemics / out breaks of certain diseases. These are 4 factors like place, time, air& water. Vitiation of these leads to epidemic outbreaks.

jāṅgama viṣa जाङ्गभ विष
The poison of animate origin in creatures like snakes, insects, spiders, scorpions, leeches, fish, frog, dogs, lion, tiger, jackal, hyena, etc.

jāṅgama जाङ्गभ
Substance of animal origin like honey, milk, flesh, blood, nail, etc.


jaṅgamasthāvar viṣa yoni जङ्गभस्थािय विष मोतन
Poison is of two types one is jangam (animal origin-mobile) & another is sthavar (plant and mineral origin- immobile).

jangamasyad urdhvabhagam — जङ्गमंस्याद् उर्ध्वभागं
Gangadhar's commentary on Charak Samhita says the tendency of animate poisons is to move upwards in the body.

jaṅghā जङ्घा

jaṅghāsthinī जङ्घात्स्थनी
Tibia & fibula. Bones of the leg

jānu जानु
Knee. The anterior aspect of the leg at the articulation of femur and tibia

jānukapālikā जानकु ऩामरका
Patella-knee cap. A lens shaped sesamoid bone situated in front the knee in the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle.

jānusandhiḥ जानसु त्न्ध्
Knee joint.

jānvadhaḥ sandhiḥ जान्िध् सत्न्ध्
Proximal tibio-fibular joint. Upper tibiofibular joint

japā puṣpanibhaṁ जऩा ऩष्ु ऩतनबॊ
Resembling the color of the shoe flower- hibiscus- indicating an ideal property of Cinnabar, Copper

jarā जया
A stage indicating the age

jaraṇa śakti जयण शत्तत
Individual capacity to digest the consumed food. Peoples who indulge in exercise or any kind of physical activity he will be having adequate digestive fire for proper digestion of taken food.

jāraṇa जायण
A mercurial process made to digest without increment in the weight of the initial mercury.

jarāyuja जयामजु
viviparous class of creatures

jātarasam जातयसभ ्
Formation of desired qualities in the prepared medicine- indicative of the completion of process of the fermentation process

jāṭharāgni जाठयात्ग्न
The Agni that acts on the food in the gastro intestinal tract to digest it.

jaṭharam जठयभ ्

jatrumūlam जत्रभु रू भ ्
Suprasternal notch. Notch above the sternum.

jatrusandhiḥ जत्रसु त्न्ध्
Sternoclavicular joints. The joint space between the sternum and the medial extremity of the clavicle

jentāka जेन्ताक
Hot house: A dry hot bath

jihmā dṛṣṭiḥ त्जवभा दृत्ष्ट्
Distorted eye

jihmākṣaḥ त्जवभाऺ्
Distorted eye

jihmaṁ त्जवभॊ
Tortuous, Curved, Distorted

jihvā त्जविा
Tongue. A freely movable muscular organ lying partly in the floor of the mouth and partly in the pharynx

jihvādaṁśanaṁ त्जविादॊशनॊ
Biting own tongue

jihvākhādanam त्जविाखादनभ ्
Biting own tongue

jihvāmūlam त्जविाभरू भ ्
Root of tongue, Pharyngeal part of dorsum of tongue. Root of the tongue

jihvāpasaraṇaṁ त्जविाऩसयणॊ
Protrusion of tongue

jihvāprabandha त्जविाप्रफन्ध
Root of tongue. Root of the tongue

jihvāsaṁdaṁśanaṁ त्जविासदॊ ॊशनॊ
Biting own tongue

jihvāsevanī त्जविासेिनी
Frenulum linguae. Fold of mucous membrane that extends from the floor of the mouth to the inferior surface of the tongue along its midline.

jihvāśoph त्जविाशोप
Swelling of the tongue.

jijñāsā त्जऻासा
inquiry or investigation to explore something

jīrṇaṁ aśniyāta जीणं अत्श्नमात
Another meal should be consumed after the previous food is get digested completely, this make easier to digest the food.

jīrṇamadya जीणभद्म
Mature beverages

jīrṇāvasthā जीणाशिस्था
The organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age.i,e.after 60 years is considered as age of growing older. During this period body tissues, sense organ, strength, energy, virility, etc, goes down. This is the stage of Vata predominance.

jīvaḥ जीि्
The Soul; the spirit: Be or remain alive, To live, Restore for life.

jīvajīvakāḥ जीिजीिका्
A small bird.

jīvana जीिन
1. Life 2. To give life, one of the functions of Rakta Dhātu.

jīvanīya pañcamūla जीिनीम ऩञ्चभरू
Group of following five plants having viz. Shatavari (Root of Asparagus racemosus), Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Jeevak (Rhizome of Malaxis muscifera), Risbhak (Rhizome of Malaxis accuminata) Meda (Rhizome of Polygonatum verticillatum).

jīvanmukti जीिन्भत्ु तत
Attaining eternal salvation

jīvita dhāmāni जीवित धाभातन
Vital organs. Important organs or essential organs for life

jīvitam जीवितभ ्
Life: means combination of body, sense organs, mind and soul.

jīvitāyatanāni जीवितामतनातन
Vital organs. Important organs or essential organs for life

jñaḥ ऻ्
Knower of the field : a synonym of the self

jñāna ऻान
Knowing, understanding, becoming acquainted with proficiency , learning

jñānapraṇāśaḥ ऻानप्रणाश्
Loss of knowledge

jñānendriya ऻानेत्न्द्रम
An organ of perception, the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

jṛmbhā जम्ृ बा
It is a symptom produced in second impulse of poisoning, which means yawning.

jvālā ज्िारा

jvalanajvāladarśanaṁ असत ्

jvalanārkasamaprabhāḥ ज्िरनाकश सभप्रबा्
Characteristic of mandali (viper snake variety) snakes which means they have the glow like the fire and sun.

jvalanti iva ज्िरत्न्त इि
Color of burnt scar.

jvarahara ज्ियहय

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