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Ayurvedic Dictionary

There are currently 438 terms in this directory beginning with the letter K.
kācabhājana काचबाजन
Glass bottle

kacāḥ कचा्
Hairs

kācakūpī काचकू ऩी
Glass flask

kācanīlābha काचनीराब
Bluelish glass colored

kacāntaḥ कचान्त्
Boundary where the hairs end.

kacchapasaṁsthāna कच्छऩसस्थान
Elevated like the shape of tortoise

kāccikābha कात्च्चकाब
Color of gruel

kādambarī कादम्फयी
This is the denser layer of liquid below prasanna

kajjalī कज्जरी
A Black sulphide of mercury prepared by rubbing the gandhak etc in different proportions with mercury in a mortar and pestle

kākalaṁ / kākalakaṁ काकर/ॊ काकरकॊ
Uvula. Small soft structure hanging from free edge of soft palate in the midline above the root of the tongue

kākapadaṁ काकऩदॊ
If there is no remedy for poisoning, it is the last line of treatment, in which incision is made on the scalp of the shape of crow’s feet, and on that the medicine is kept.

kākatulyagandha काकतल्ु मगन्ध
Smell of crow

kākavat pūrti काकित ् ऩतू तश
Smell of crow

kakṣaḥ kakṣā vā कऺ् कऺा िा
Axilla, Armpit

kāla mṛtyu कार भत्ृ मु
Timely death, death in due time which means the life force residing in the body being endowed with full vitality by nature and maintained in the right manner will come to an end only with the complete wearing out of itself.

kāla rātri कार यात्रत्र
The night of all destroying time, night of destruction, the end of the world, and the night of man’s death. This context is explained while describing the ill effect of sleep, i.e. excessive, untimely and negatively take away the happiness and life like other death night.

kāla vāk कार िाक्
Indistinct speech

kāla viruddha कार विरुद्ध
It is a type of incompatibility (Virudda).Intake of cold and dry substances in winter; pungent and hot substance in the summer is a timely unwholesome diet/ drugs.

kalā करा
1. A covering membrane 2. A division of time

kāla कार
Time in general ,the point or period when something occurs , Proper time or occasion, time of the death

kalaha icchā करह इच्छा
Fond of quarrelling

kālaja bala कारज फर
Temporal strength, acquired immunity

kālakhaṇḍa कारखण्ड
Liver. largest organ in the body situated on the right side below the diaphragm

kalāṁśa कराॊश
It is a measure indicating 1/16th part, Shodash kala

kālāntara vipākī कारान्तय विऩाकी
Poison with delayed action, garavisha as it takes some time to get assimilated in the body to produce its toxic effects.

kālaprakarṣa कारप्रकषश
Keeping the food articles for certain time and duration to get desirable modulation in properties. It a type of Samskara.

kalaśa करश
A unit of Measurement; Synonym of one drona=12.288 kg/l of metric units

kālavarṇa कारिणश
Black color

kali icchā कमर इच्छा
Fond of quarrelling

kāliyakaṁ / kāleyakaṁ कामरमकॊ / कारेमक
Pancreas. A compound acino tubular gland situated behind the stomach in front of first and second lumbar vertebra

kalka कल्क
Paste prepared by grinding with or without addition of water on stone slab/ machine

kalpita svapna कत्ल्ऩत स्िप्न
Dreams of imagination

kaluṣa darśanaṁ करषु दशनश ॊ
Hazy vision

kaluṣaḥ करषु ्
Turbid

kāma काभ
Enjoyment: object of desire or of love or of pleasure; the third mansion to achieve the goal of life

kamala patra varṇa कभर ऩत्र िणश
Color of lotus leaf

kāmatā काभता
Desire

kāmbalika काम्फमरक
It is a kind of yusha (soup) preparation, in which the 1 part of whey (Dadhimastu) and 1/8th part of green gram are boiled. When pulses get boil completely then powder of salt, ginger, cumin seeds, pepper etc are added, mixed well and used.

kaṁcuka कॊ चुक
Thin film formed due to oxidation of associated impurities especially seen in mercury

kāmitā कामभता
Desire

kāṁjī काॊजी
Prepared by using cereals( rice & horse gram) and pulses and fermented till it attains acidity

kāṁjika काॊत्जक
Acidic fermented gruel/vinegar it is used for different pharmaceutical process

kampa कम्ऩ
Tremor, to vibrate

kaṁsanīla कॊ सनीर
Bluish color like in dirt of bronze.

kaṁsyābha dṛṣṭimaṇḍala कॊ स्माब दृत्ष्टभण्डर
Color of Abrus precatorius

kaṁsyasamachāya dṛṣṭi maṇḍala कॊ स्मसभछाम दृत्ष्ट भण्डर
Bronze colored pupil

kāṁsyasvaratulyaghoṣaḥ मबन्न

kāmukatva काभकु त्ि
Desire

kaṇabha कणब
Hornet.

kanaka कनक
Element Gold-Aurum with symbol Au at At. no 79

kanda varga कन्द िगश
Group of rhizome/bulb/tuber;

kanda कन्द
Rhizome / Bulb / Tuber

kāṇḍaṁ/ kāṇḍo काण्ड/ॊ काण्डो
Bone, especially shaft of the bone. Dense connective tissue

kaṇḍarābhā कण्डयाबा
Color of tendon.

kāṇḍekṣu iva काण्डऺे ु इि
Resembling cane sugar juice

kāṇḍekṣu saṅkāśaṁ काण्डऺे ु सङ्काशॊ
Resembling cane sugar juice

kaṇḍekṣutulya कण्डऺे ुतल्ु म
Resembling cane sugar juice

kandharaḥ कन्धय्
Neck

kaṇḍitaṁ कत्ण्डतॊ
made into small pieces

kaṇḍū कण्डू
Itching

kanduka yaṁtra कन्दकु मत्रॊ
An apparatus in which the cinnabar is bundled and legated with threads to make it like ball for extraction of mercury.

kanīna kanīnakau vā कनीन कनीनकौ िा
Inner canthus, Medial angle of eye

kanīna sandhiḥ कनीन सत्न्ध्
Inner canthus, Medial angle of eye

kaniṣṭhikā kaniṣṭhā vā कतनत्ष्ठका कतनष्ठा

kāṅkṣā काङ्ऺा
Desire

kāṅkṣāvināśa काङ्ऺाविनाश
Lack of interest

kaṇṭaka śodhanam कण्टक शोधनभ ्
Criminal investigation & legal punishment of offenders.

kaṇṭaka कण्टक
spines of a plant

kaṇṭha kūjanaṁ कण्ठ कू जनॊ
Voice resembles the sound of pigeon

kaṇṭhaḥ / kaṇṭhaṁ कण्ठ्/कण्ठॊ
(1) Larynx. (2) Front of the neck. (3) Throat

kaṇṭheśvayathu कण्ठे श्िमथु
Laryngeal oedema which is produced by Rajimān (kraits) snake bite.

kaṇṭhodhvaṁsa कण्ठोध्िसॊ
Irritation in the throat.

kaṇṭhopalepa कण्ठोऩरेऩ
Mucus coating in throat

kaṇṭhya कण््म
Promoter/beneficial for Throat or Voice

kapālaḥ कऩार्
Scalp

kapha kopana कप कोऩन
Substances that vitiates Kapha dosha

kapha sampūrṇa iva कप सम्ऩणू श इि
Feels as chest filled with mucus

kapha saṁśamana कप सशभन
Substances that pacify vitiated Kapha dosha

kapha saṁsrāva कप सस्राि
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kapha कप
A synonym for Śleṣmā. One of the three bodily Doṣas responsible for stability, unctousness, lubrication, immunity, and cohesion. This is predominant of Pṛthvi and Jala Mahābhūtas. The attributes of Kapha are: Guru (heavy), Manda (dull), Hima (cold), Snigdha (unctuous), Ślakṣṇa (smooth), Mṛtsna (soft) and Sthira (stable). Major seats of Kapha are: thorax, throat, head, Kloma, joints, stomach, Rasa, meda, nose and tongue. This is of five types: Avalaṃbaka, Kledaka, Bodhaka, Śleṣaka, Tarpaka.

kaphādhikaṁ कपाधधकॊ
Mucus in excess

kaphadigdha śiraḥ कपर्दग्ध मशय्
Feels as head filled with mucus

kaphamavyaktarasatvād annarasāṁścānuvartate śīghram कपभव्मततयसत्िाद न्नयसाॊश्चानिु ततश े शीघ्रभ ्
Because of indistinct taste property of poison it causes aggravation of kapha and it quickly disturbs taste of food.

kaphaniṣṭhīva कपतनष्ठीि
Mucus spitting

kaphānugataṁ कपानगु तॊ
Mucus followed by stool

kaphānuviddhaṁ chardi कपानवु िद्धॊ छर्दश
Mucus along with Vomit

kaphaprasekaḥ कपप्रसेक्
Mucus discharge through mouth; Salivation

kaphaprasevaḥ कपप्रसेि्
Mucus discharge through mouth

kapharuddha kaṇṭha कपरुद्ध कण्ठ
mucus discharge through mouth

kaphāśayaḥ कपाशम्
Kaphasthanani especially chest, stomach & head.

kaphasruti कपस्रतु त
Mucus discharge through mouth

kaphasthānāni कपस्थानातन
Seats of the kapha as described in the text.

kaphoṇiḥ कपोणण्
Elbow. The joint of the arm and the forearm

kaphopadigdha kaṇṭha कपोऩर्दग्ध कण्ठ
Mucus coating in throat

kaphotkleśa कपोत्तरेश
Mucus discharge through mouth

kapila कवऩर
Tawny color

kapolaḥ कऩोर्
Cheek. Side of the face forming the lateral wall of the mouth below the eye

kapota iva kūjanaṁ कऩोत इि कू जनॊ
Voice resembles the sound of pigeon

kapota varṇa pratimā कऩोत िणश प्रततभा
Color of pigeon

kapotābha कऩोताब
Color of pigeon

kāra काय
it is a source of water which comes under Antariksha Jala( rain water). Water which is drawn after liquefication of hail stones. Qualities of this water are pure and soft.

karabhakapila कयबकवऩर
Tawny color like camel

karaḥ कय्
Hand or Manus. the part of the body attached to the forearm at wrist

karajāḥ कयजा्
Nails. A horny cell structure of the epidermis forming flag plates upon the dorsal surface of the terminal phalanges.

karāla danta कयार दन्त
Uneven teeth

karamadhya कयभध्म
A unit of Measurement; Synonym of one karsha=12g of metric units

karamūlam कयभरू भ ्
Wrist. the joint between the arm and the forearm

kāraṇa dravya कायण द्रव्म
Causative substances that are said to be the cause of manifestation of all other substances; nine in number.

karaṇa कयण
The means or instrument by which an action is effected , the idea expressed by the instrumental cause, instrumentality

karaṇam कयणभ ्
1. Subordinate cause 2. Sensory and motor organ 3. medicines

karaṇāni कयणातन
Intellectual, sensory and some functioning organs of the faculties.

karavīraka कयिीयक
Nerium odorum and Thevetia nerifolia, both are varieties of karveer plant, which is mentioned in poisonous plants having poison in its roots (all parts are poisonous as per toxicology).

karbura कफयुश
Multiple color

kardama iva कदशभ इि
Resembles wet mud

kardamābhaṁ कदशभाबॊ
Color of wet mud

kardamāṁbhonibhaṁ कदशभाॊबोतनबॊ
Color of wet mud

kardamopama कदशभोऩभ
Resembles wet mud

karīra कयीय
Fleshy growth

karīṣagni कयीषत्ग्न
Fire of cow dung applied for mild & consistent heating

karkaśa ककश श
Rough

karkaśatā ककश शता
Roughness

kārkaśya काकश श्म
Rough

karma uparati कभश उऩयतत
Loss of motor function

karma कभश
1. One among the six causative factors which resides in substance and responsible for pharmacological action 2. efforts done by body senses and mind

karmakṣaya कभऺश म
Loss of motor function

karmoparamaḥ कभोऩयभ्
Loss of motor function.

karṇa śabda कणश शब्द
Flute like sound in the ear.

karṇa srotaḥ कणश स्रोत्
External auditory meatus. the canal which transmits the sound waves from the exterior to the tympanic membrane

karṇa कणश
Ear. One of the five sense organs. Hearing apparatus.

karṇaḥ कण्श
Ear. The organ of hearing

karṇakṣveḍaḥ कणक्ष्िेड्
Tinnitus

karṇalatikā कणरततका
Lobule of the ear

karṇamardana कणभदशन
Rubbing of ear

karṇamūlam कणभश रू भ ्
Parotid region (Parotid mould or bed). The region located near to the ear

karṇanādaṁ कणनश ादॊ
Flute like sound in the ear.

karṇanāḍī कणनश ाडी
External auditory canal. The canal which transmits the sound waves from the exterior to the tympanic membrane

karṇanāsakṣi hīna darśanaṁ कणनश ासक्षऺ हीन दशनश ॊ
Sees objects with defective organs before eyes

karṇapīṭhaṁ कणऩीठॊ
(1) Bottom of the conche. (2) Lobule of the ear

karṇapoorana कणऩश यू ण
It’s a part of daily regimen in this process oil is poured in to ears. It prevents ailments of head and neck.

karṇapṛṣṭham कणऩश ष्ृ ठभ ्
Mastoid region. A process of the temporal bone.

karṇaputrakaḥ कणऩश त्रु क्
Tragus. The cartilaginous projection in front of the exterior meatus of the ear

karṇaputrikā कणऩश त्रु त्रका
Antitragus (Tragus - Sen). a projection on the ear of the cartilage of auricle in front of the tail of the helix, posterior to tragus

karṇaśaṣkulikā कणशश ष्कु मरका
Pinna. Auricle. The auricle or the projected part of external ear

karṇāvaṭuḥ कणाशिटु ्
Cavum, concha of the ear. the concavity on the median surface of the auricle of ear

karṇikā कणणका
Spike like projection

karṇikāpātanaṁ कणणकाऩातनॊ
Removal or excision of granulomatous growth in the wound which is caused due to bite by the insects, spiders & rats.

karpara pācana कऩयश ऩाचन
A method of Cooking, is classified under Krittana Varga in which hot pans are used, e.g. Pancakes, Dosa etc.

karpūraḥ कऩयूश ्
Elbow. The joint between the arm and forearm.

karṣaḥ कष्श
A unit of Measurement; Two kolas will make one karsha= 12 g of metric units

kārṣṇa काष्णश
Blackish discoloration of the skin

kārśya काश्मश
Thinness, emaciation, leanness

kartā कताश
implies for physician or synonymous of soul

kartana कतनश
Cutting

kartanaṁ कतनश ॊ
Cutting pain.

kārya dravya कामश द्रव्म
Effectual substances that are manifestations of the 9 causal substances, e.g. Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera

kārya कामश
the objective of physician to maintain the equilibrium of the body humors

kāryākāryavibhāgajñaḥ कामाशकामविबागऻ्
Loss of knowledge.

kāryaphalaṁ sukhāvāpti कामपश रॊ सखु ािात्प्त
Result of the act is attainment of happiness. It is known by satisfaction of mind intellect, sense organs & the body.

kāryaphalam कामपश रभ ्
the outcome of intervention in the form of healthy state

karyayoni — कार्ययोनि
Intimate cause of illness.

kāsa कास
Cough

kāsahara कासहय
Substances that relieve cough;

kaṣaṇa kaṇṭha कषण कण्ठ
Irritation

kaṣāya skandha कषाम स्कन्ध
Group of Drugs having actions attributed to astringent taste.

kaṣāya vastra कषाम िस्त्र
These kinds of clothes have qualities like cold, decreases heat, decreases pitta dosa. It is best suited in summer season, also used by saint’s priests during perform ritual acts, yaga etc.

kaṣāya कषाम
Boiled & filtered decoction of herbs, used for the therapeutics & pharmaceutical manufacturing

kaṣāyānurasaṁ कषामानयु सॊ
Astringent taste in lesser grade

kaṣāyavarṇaṁ कषामिणं
Color of decoction

kaśerukā कशरुका
Vertebra - Any of the 33 bony segments of the spinal column.

kāṣṭhauṣadhi काष्ठौषधध
Materials from Herbal kingdom

kāṣṭhe raśmibhirvā hatam काष्ठे यत्श्भमबिाश हतभ ्
One bespattered with blood, with limbs broken or dislocated should be regarded as slain with sticks or whip.

kaṭakaṭāyanatva कटकटामनत्ि
Gnashing of the teeth

kathā icchā कथा इच्छा
Fond of gossip.

kaṭhina कर्ठन
Hardness; one among 20 gurvadi gunas. Caused due activated prithvi; denotes physiological & pharmacological hardness; causes hardening/ consolidation.

kāṭhinyacarmakośa कार्ठन्मचभकोश
Hardness of the foreskin of the penis

kāṭhinyaṁ कार्ठन्मॊ
Hardness

kaṭi kapālaḥ कर्ट कऩार्
Hip bone

kaṭī prothaḥ कटी प्रोथ्
Natis. Buttock. Gluteal Prominence. Haunch.

kaṭiḥ / kaṭī कर्ट्/कटी
(1) Loins, lumbus. (2) Pelvis. (3) Waist

kaṭisandhiḥ कर्ट सत्न्ध्
Hip joint

kaṭu rasatā कटु यसता
Pungent taste or Taste of Chillies

kaṭu skandha कटु स्कन्ध
Group of drugs having actions attributed to pungent taste.

kaṭu कटु
1. Pungent; One among six rasa. 2. Synonym of Katuki(Picrorrhiza kurroa) and Rajika(Brassica juncea).

kaṭvara कट्िय
curd is churned without adding water along with butter

kaṭyantram कट्मन्त्रभ ्
Large intestine

kaubjya कौब्ज्म
Dwarfism.

kauṇya कौण्म
Loss of motor function of hand

kaupa कौऩ
This kind of well water more alkaline due to excessive minerals, which enhance Pitta and Agni. This kind of water is useful in Spring and Summer seasons.

kaurparasandhiḥ / kūrparasandhirvā कौऩयसत्न्ध्/कू ऩयश स त्न्धz
Elbow joint. The joint between arm and forearm

kavacābharṇeṣu किचाबणेषु
Mode of administration of poison via armour and ornaments.

kavala किर
Holding the little quantity of liquid (medicinal decoctions/ Luke warm water/medicinal oils) in buckle cavity, make it move briskly inside and spitting out.

kavalagraha किरग्रह
A unit of Measurement; Synonym of one karsha=12g of metric units

kāyacchidrāṇi कामत्च्छद्राणण
Apertures of the body.

kāyāgni कामात्ग्न
All factors responsible for digestion and metabolism / transformation.

kayuṣṭhavarṇa कमष्ु ठिणश
Color of Garcinia morella

keśa के श
Hair

keśabhūmiḥ के शबमू भ्
Field of hairs. Field of hairs

keśapatana के शऩतन
Falling of hair which is a sign of (imminent) death of poisoned patient.

keśaprasādana के शप्रसादन
One among the daily regimen, combing is good for hairs; it removes dust, louse and dirt. Maintains hygiene of head.

keśaśāt के शशात
A bad prognostic condition in the patient of snake bite where the hair come off the body, even on the slightest pull.

keśayantra के शमन्त्र
An apparatus resembling the filter prepared out of the hairs useful for filtration

keśya के श्म
1. Beneficial for the hair. 2. Synonym of Krishnagaru(Aqualaria agollacha) & Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba)

kevalānvayi anumānaṁ के िरान्ितम व्मात्प्त्
Purely positive concomitance

kevalavyatireki anumānaṁ के िरव्मततयेक्रक व्मात्प्त्
Purely negative concomitance

kha ख
Akaśa; Space, synonym of Srotas

khaḍā खडा
Is a special kind of Soup (Yusha) prepared out of 4 parts of Takra (Butter milk) and 1/16 part of Samidhanya (pulse) like Green gram, black gram, horse gram etc, boiled together. When pulses are cooked completely salt, ginger, pepper are added and seasoned with ghee and cumin seeds.

khadyotaguṇa darśanaṁ खद्मोतगणु दशनश ॊ
Sees fire fly before eye

khai adhovāyu खै अधोिामु
Passing flatus through ulcer

khaiḥ purīṣapravartanaṁ खै् ऩयु ीषप्रितनश ॊ
Passing stool through ulcer

khālityaṁ खामरत्मॊ
Baldness

khalva yantra खल्ि मन्त्र
An apparatus of various shapes and made of different materials used for grinding and rubbing of the materials

khāni nirudhya खातन तनरुध्म
The blood vitiated due to poison transudates and obstructs the channels of blood circulation, leading to death of the patient.

khañjatā खञ्जता
Limbing

khañjatvaṁ खञ्जत्िॊ
Limbing

khāñjyaṁ खाञ्ज्मॊ
Limbing

khara खय
Rough tongue

kharāgni खयात्ग्न
Strong heat

kharapāka खयऩाक
Completion of the process beyond the optimal stage

kharasparśatva खयस्ऩशत्श ि
Rough in touch

kharātapa खयातऩ
Scorching sun used for various pharmaceutical processes such as purification, drying and impart addition qualities in medicines.

khāri खारय
A unit of Measurement; Four combined droni are equals to one khari=196.608 kg/l of metric units

kharjūrasadṛśa खजूयश सदृश
Resembles as Date (Phoenix sylvestris)

kharpara खऩयश
One of the mineral of zinc

khasatva खसत्ि
The extract /product obtained from extraction from mica

khaṭāvakhādī खटािखादी
Striking in bed by limbs

khebhyaḥ kṛṣṇaṁ

khebhyaḥ raktaṁ खेभ्म् यततॊ
Bleeding from hair follicles

khecara खेचय
Literal meaning is hovering in sky; the other meaning is making the materials micro fine so as to pass through any minute channels/pores which produce lightness in the body.

khoṭa खोट
It is process of compounding mercury in which the mercury is made thermo stable

khuḍakaḥ / khulako खुडक् / खुरको
Ankle joint/Heel. The joint between tibia, fibula and talus bones.

khuḍḍāka खुड्डाक
brief , small or little

khuḍḍukā खुड्डु का
Ankle joint/Heel. The joint between tibia, fibula and talus bones.

khurā खुया
Hooves

khurakhura svaraḥ खुयखुय स्िय्
Hoarse voice, resembling the sound of Khur Khur

kīlakau कीरकौ
Clavicles. The collarbone, curved like the letter 'f' which articulates with sternum and scapula.

kīlaṁ कीरॊ
Fleshy growth, Piles in rectum

kīlāṭa कीराट
Coagulated milk is a solid part prepared by adding milk to buttermilk or curd.

kiṁśukodakābha क्रकॊ शकु ोदकाब
Color of washing of Ervethrina indica

kiṁśukodakasaṅkāśaṁ क्रकॊ शकु ोदकसङ्काशॊ
Color of washing of Ervethrina indica

kiṇaḥ agharṣaṇāgranthiḥ क्रकण् अघषणश ाग्रत्न्थ्
Rough skin resembles callous or cicatrix.

kiṇakharasparśa क्रकणखयस्ऩशश
fd.kor~ [kjLi'kZ ;Lr rr~ fd.k[kjLi'k±] fd.k% oz.kLFkkua (Chakra.C.Ci.7.22)

kiṇvaka क्रकण्िक
Synonym of surabija-seed

kīṭa कीट
These are different types of insects which have powerful sting organs with which they inject poison into the body.

kīṭairdaṣṭānugraviṣaiḥsar pavat samupācāret कीटैदशष्टानग्रु विष्ै सऩिश त ् सभऩु ाचायेत ्
A bite by a strongly poisoned insect should be treated like poisoned snake bite to all intents and purposes.

kīṭakā sarpanti iva कीटका सऩत्श न्त इि
Formication

kīṭaviṣecāpi svedo na pratiṣidhyate कीटविषचावऩ स्िेदो न प्रततवषध्मते
Measure of fomentation (sweda) is not forbidden in a case of insect bite because the poison of an insect is mild and applications of heat do not increase its potency.

kiṭibha क्रकर्टब
A manifestation of dushivisha which has characteristics similar to psoriasis.

kitta — किट्ट
1. Waste products.
2. Slag obtained in the process of Satvapatana.
3. type of iron oxide (Mandura and other metals).

kiṭṭa क्रकट्ट
1. Slag obtained in the process of satvapatana 2. type of iron oxide

klaibyam तरब्ै मभ ्
Impotence; Inability to perform sexual act.

klama तरभ
Exhaustion without exertion or Feeling of weakness in heart.

klamaṁ तरभॊ
It is a symptom produced in animate type of poisoning which means mental exhaustion (fatigue).

klāntaḥ तरान्त्
Restless : Fatigue

kleda तरेद
Moistened, Wet

kledaḥ तरेद्
Life: means combination of body, sense organs, mind and soul.

kledaka kapha तरेदक कप
One of the five subtypes of Kapha that causes moistening and loosening of the food particles to help in the process of digestion.

kleśayate ciram तरेशमते धचयभ ्
Affects for a long time.

klība तरीफ
Impotent, neuter, emasculated,

klinna त्तरन्न
Wetting of the material by using prescribed liquids

klinnaṁ त्तरन्नॊ
Moistened, Wet

kliptībhāva त्तरप्तीबाि
Retention

kloma तरोभ
Pancreas

klomanāḍī तरोभनाडी
Larynx, Trachea, Bronchi. (1)The enlarged upper end of trachea below the root of trunk. (2) Cylindrical cartilaginous tube. (3) Two main branches leading from the trachea to the lungs.

koca कोच
Contraction

kokila कोक्रकर
Wood charcoal

kokilaḥ svaravaikṛtyaṁ कोक्रकर् स्ियिकै ृ त्मॊ
On being poisoned the voice of cuckoo becomes abnormal and hoarse.

kola कोर
A unit of Measurement; Eight seeds of masha/ two sana will make one seed of kola= 6 g of metric units

koṇa कोण
A property of minerals and metals

kopana कोऩन
Anger

korasandhayaḥ कोयसन्धम्
Condyloid and hinge joints

koṣaḥ (śaḥ) कोष् (श्)
Sac/Scrotum/Prepuce. (1)Bag like part of the organ (2) the double pouch of the male hich contains the testicles and part of spermatic cord. (3) The fore skin or fold of skin over the glans penis

koṣṭa viruddha कोष्ट विरुद्ध
Bowel unwholesome –Administration of a mild purgative in a small dose for a person of costive bowel and administration of strong purgatives in strong doses for a person having laxed bowel.

koṣṭha कोष्ठ
1. A closed space or area, typically indicative of organs in the abdominal, thoracic and pelvic cavities 2. Physiologically, koṣṭha is also indicative of gastro intestinal tract. Dependending on the dominance of Doṣa, depending on the ability to digest the food, and depending on the bowel movements, the koṣṭha of an individual can be classified as Krūra (hard bowel movements) Mṛdu (soft bowel movements) and Madhya (normal bowel movements).

koṣṭhakaṁ / koṣṭhakāsthi कोष्ठकॊ /कोष्ठकात्स्थ
Clavicle. Collar bone, which joins acromion of scapula and sternum.

koṣṭhāṅga कोष्ठाङ्ग
Viscera/Splanchna. Internal organs enclosed within the cavity especially the abdominal organs.

koṣṭhī कोष्ठी
A heating device

koṭaraḥ कोटय्
Orbit or orbital cavity. The bony pyramid shape cavity the skull containing and protect the eyeball.

koṭha कोठ
Wheels on the skin.

kotha कोथ
Suppuration and sloughing, It is a symptom produced by insect of dooshivisha category (causing chronic poisoning).

koṭhāḥ कोठा्
It is a symptom seen in third impulse of poisoning which means urticaria.

kovidārapuṣpavarṇaṁ कोविदायऩष्ु ऩिणं
Color of Bauhinia flower

krama virudda क्रभ विरुद्द
Order unwholesome- if a person takes food before his bowel and emptying his urinary bladder or when he does not have an appetite or after his hunger has been aggravated.

krāmaṇa क्राभण
Material is made to spread all over by using various measures.

kramāpekṣitva क्रभाऩेक्षऺत्ि
Properties and actions of a substance depends upon its current state;

krantanaṁ icchā क्रन्तनॊ इच्छा
Fond of walking

krathanaṁ क्रथनॊ
ØFkua Do.kua (Arun.Ah.N.4.13), ØFku~ dwtu~ (Hem.Ah.N.4.13), ØFku~ ukl;k v‰qra 'kCn oqQoZu~

krauñca क्रौञ्च
Heron.

kṛcchra कृ च्र
Difficult functioning

kṛcchralakṣyākṣaraṁ कृ च्ररक्ष्माऺयॊ
Indistinguishable voice

kṛcchrapākaḥ कृ च्रऩाक्
Delayed digestion

kṛcchronmīlanaṁ कृ च्रोन्भीरनॊ
Difficulty in opening eye.

kriyāharatvaṁ bāhu क्रक्रमाहयत्िॊ फाहु
Loss of motor function of upper limb

kriyāhīnaḥ क्रक्रमाहीन्
Loss of motor function

kriyākāla क्रक्रमाकार
Various stages of evolution of the disease during which a proper intervention can prevent the progress of the disease.

kriyākṣayaṁ क्रक्रमाऺमॊ
Loss of motor function.

kriyānivartanaṁ क्रक्रमातनितनश ॊ
Loss of motor function

kriyāsannirodhaḥ क्रक्रमासत्न्नयोध्
Loss of motor and sensory function; Suppressed physical & mental activities

kriyāstambhaḥ क्रक्रमास्तम्ब्
Loss of motor function

kriyāsu aśakti क्रक्रमासु अशत्तत
Loss of motor function

kṛkalābha कृ कराब
Chameleon

kṛkaṇṭaka कृ कण्टक
It is chameleon, belonging to reptile family, containing poison in its saliva.

kṛmi roga कृ मभ योग
Worm infestation

kṛmighna कृ मभघ्न
Anthelmentics/Antimicrobials; substances indicated in management of worm infestation; both macro- & micro-scopic

kroḍaḥ क्रोड्
Cardiac region. The region contained the heart.

kroḍapuṭa क्रोडऩटु
A graded heating system- heat given with cow dung cakes equivalent to Varaha puta

krodha क्रोध
Anger.

krodhaviṣam क्रोधविषभ ्
Poisoning due to anger Powerful enemies and even the servant and relations of the sovereign in a fit of anger poison the king.

krodhena bhāsākṣi क्रोधेन बासाक्षऺ
Wrathful eye

krośanaṁ śvavat क्रोशनॊ श्िित ्
Making sound of dog

kṛśarā कृ शया
To prepare kṛśarā rice, gram, salt, ginger, asafetida are taken in appropriate quantity and boiled together to obtain. Also called as Khicadi/ Khara Pongal/ one pot preparation. It enhances the Agni (digestive fire) and alleviates Vataja and Pittaja disorders.

kṛśatā कृ शता
Wasting, Leanness

kṛṣṇa varga कृ ष्ण िगश
Group of 10 substances that colors mercury viz. Kadali(Musa paradisiacal), Karavellaka(Momordica charantia), etc.

kṛṣṇā कृ ष्णा
Black color

kṛṣṇaṁ cātisravatyasṛk कृ ष्णॊ चाततस्रित्मसकृ ्
Bite by a rabid animal results in copious flow of dark blood from the site of bite.

kṛṣṇamaṇḍalam कृ ष्णभण्डरभ ्
Iris. The colored contractile membrane suspended between lens and cornea

kṛṣṇāruṇakapāla varṇa कृ ष्णारुणकऩार िणश
Color of blackish red

kṛṣṇatārakā कृ ष्णतायका
Iris. The colored contractile membrane suspended between lens and cornea

kṛta कृ त
material is fried by using ghee or oil by addition of pungents, mustard, asa foetida & turmeric etc.

kṛtaghnaḥ कृ तघ्न्
Ungrateful

kṛtānna varga कृ तान्न िगश
Group of prepared foods;Panak, Peya, Krishara

kṛtrima viṣa कृ त्रत्रभ विष
Artificial/ synthetic poison

kṛtsna कृ त्स्न
All, Whole, entire

kruddhaśūraṁ akruddhabhīru क्रु द्धशयू ॊ अक्रु द्धबीरु
Violent when angry and fearful when anger subsides, an indication of mental constitution.

krūra koṣṭha क्रू य कोष्ठ
A physiological type of Koṣṭha produced because of the dominance of Vāta. The individual with this type of Koṣṭha, passes hard stools and has irregular digestive ability.

kṣālaṇa ऺारण
Washing drugs with running water to remove the external impurities & contaminations like dust.

kṣamā ऺभा
Patience, forbearance, forgiveness, Resistance

kṣāmaḥ ऺाभ्
Exhaustion

kṣāmasvarā ऺाभस्िय
Feeble voice.

kṣaṇabhaṅguravāda ऺणबङ्गयु िाद
the ideology which believe that nothing is stable or permanent and every things undergoes through continuous process of decaying

kṣaṇāt chardi ऺणात ् छर्दश
Sudden vomiting

kṣapayeccavikāśitvāddoṣ āndhātūnmalānapi ऺऩमेच्चविकामशत्िा द्दोषान्धातन्ू भरानवऩ
Because of disintegration property of poison it annihilates the root principles dosas (dhatus) and the malas (excreta) of the body.

kṣāra varga ऺाय िगश
Group of alkaline substances;

kṣāra ऺाय
Alkaline substances obtained from plants through a specific procedure.

kṣāradvaya ऺायद्िम
Combination of following 2 sources of alkaline drugs; Sarjikshara,

kṣārapañcaka ऺायऩञ्चक
Group of five sources of alkaline drugs; Sarja (Vateria indica), Palash (Butea monosperma), Tila (Sesamum indica), Yavās (Alhagi camelorum).

kṣāraṣaṭaka ऺायषटक
Group of Six sources of alkaline drugs Dhab (Anogeissus latifolia), Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera), Tila (Sesamum indicum), Langali (Gloriosa superba), and Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica).

kṣārāṣṭaka ऺायाष्टक
Combination of following eight sources of alkaline drugs; Palāsh(Butea frondosa), Apamarga(Achyranthes aspera), Tila(Sesamum indicum), Snuhi(Euphorbia neriifolia), Arka(Calotropis procera), Chincha(Tamarindus indica), Yavakshar, Sajjikshar

kṣarati ऺयतत
The blood transudates when vitiated due to dushivisha.

kṣāratoyavat ऺायतोमित ्
Resembling alkaline water

kṣāratraya ऺायत्रम
Group of Three sources of alkaline drugs Sajjikshar, Yavkshar, and Tankan.

kṣārodaka ऺायोदक
kshara is to be dissolved in 6 times of water and filtered for 21 times

kṣārokṣitakṣata akṣi ऺायोक्षऺतऺत अक्षऺ
Eye resembling color or ulcer produced by alkali

kṣata ऺत
Ulceration

kṣatajābhaḥ ऺतजाब्
Reddish

kṣatajaṁ kṣatācca nāyāti ऺतजॊ ऺताच्च नामातत
It is a sign of death of a poisoned person in which there is absence of bleeding from ulcers.

kṣatajaṁ ऺतजॊ
Blood

kṣataṁ ऺतॊ
Laceration.

kṣaudra ऺौद्र
Variety of honey collected from small type of honey-bee, it’s of brownish color. It’s of ununctuous and astringent taste and cold in potency. It aggravates Vata and alleviator of Pitta.

kṣaudranibhaṁ ऺौद्रतनबॊ
Honey colored

kṣaudrarūpa ऺौद्ररूऩ
Honey colored

kṣaudravarṇa ऺौद्रिणश
Honey colored

kṣaudravarṇarasaṁ ऺौद्रिणयसॊ
Honey colored and taste

kṣavaḥ ऺि्
Sneezing

kṣavathu ऺिथु
Sneezing

kṣaya ऺम
Loss; a state of loss of anybody constituent resulting in a negative balance.

kṣepaḥ bhrū ऺेऩ् भ्रू
Spasmodic movement of the eyebrow

kṣepanigraha sakthi ऺेऩतनग्रह सत्तथ
Restricted foreward movement of lower limb.

kṣīṇa ऺीण
Weak, Feeble

kṣipan iva akṣi क्षऺऩन ् इि अक्षऺ
Feeling of protrusion of eye

kṣipraṁ क्षऺप्रॊ
Spontaneous, Sudden

kṣipramokṣa क्षऺप्रभोऺ
Premature ejaculation

kṣiptam क्षऺप्तभ ्
adding some excipients to increase palatability

kṣīra varga ऺीय िगश
Group of milk obtained from different animals.

kṣīra ऺीय
Milk; Synonym of Dugdha.

kṣīrābham ऺीयाबभ ्
Milky

kṣīrapāka ऺीयऩाक
Milk extract/drugs extracted out by adding milk and water and reducing over fire till milk remains.

kṣīrarūpaṁ ऺीयरूऩॊ
Milky

kṣīrāṣṭaka ऺीयाष्टक
Class of Eight milk producing animals.cow, buffalo, sheep, goat, horse, elephant, human.

kṣīratraya ऺीयत्रम
Class of following 3 latex producing plants; group of latex plants viz. Snuhi(Euphorbia neriifolia), Ashmantak(Ficus rumphii), Arka(Calotropis procera)

kṣīratulyam ऺीयतल्ु मभ ्
Milky

kṣitipradeśaṁ viṣadūṣitaṁ क्षऺततप्रदेशॊ विषदवू षतॊ
Land affected by poison which causes swelling and burning sensation in those parts of body which comes in contact with it and nails and hair tend to fall off due to its effect.

kṣobha ऺोब
Fluid thrill

kṣoda ऺोद
Synonym of curna- fine form of herbal powder- a solid doses forms used for therapeutics

kṣodaṁ iva pṛṣṭha ऺोदॊ इि ऩष्ृ ठ
Powdering like pain

kṣudhā ऺुधा
Hunger, an uneasy sensation occasioned by the lack of food

kṣudhābhāvaḥ ऺुधाबाि्
Loss of Appetite

kṣudrāntram ऺुद्रान्त्रभ ्
Small intestine. The alimentary canal extending from the pylorus to the caecum

kṣudrāntrāvayavaḥ ऺुद्रान्त्रािमि्
Loop of small intestine. Convoluted parts of small intestine.

kṣuṇṇaṁ ऺुण्णॊ
a process of powdering the material by pounding

kṣupa ऺुऩ
Herb

kṣut asahatva ऺुत ् असहत्ि
Irritation to hunger

kṣut nāśa (kṣunnāśa) ऺुत ् नाश (ऺुन्नाश)
Loss of Appetite

kṣut praṇāśa ऺुत ् प्रणाश
Loss of Appetite

kṣut ऺुत ्
Hunger

kṣuti ऺुतत
Sneezing

kucaḥ कु च्
Breast

kucau कु चौ
Breast, Mammary glands. Compound alveolar gland consisting of 15 to 20 lobes of glandualr tissue

kuḍava कु डि
A unit of Measurement; Four pala are equal to one kudava =192 g of

kudhānya varga कु धान्म िगश
Group of inferior quality grain.

kuhaṇikā कु हणणका
Elbow. The joint between the arm and the forearm.

kūjanaṁ कू जनॊ
Cooing Sound

kūjati कू जतत
Voice resembles the sound of pigeon

kukkuṭapuṭa कु तकु टऩटु
A graded heating system- heat applied with cow dung cakes on surface of the earth

kukṣi कु क्षऺ
(1) Abdomen, (2) Flank. The portion of the trunk located between the pelvis and the thorax.

kukṣigolakau कु क्षऺगोरकौ
Kidneys. Renes. Paired retroperitoneal organs on each side of vertebral column.

kukṣigraha कु क्षऺग्रह
Gripping pain in abdomen

kukūlapācana कु कू रऩाचन
Cooking with steam exp- Iddali, Ata, Puttu etc

kukundarau — कुकुन्दरौ
(1) Highest nerve of the iliac crest, on both sides (2) Ischial tuberosity

kukundarau कु कु न्दयौ
(1) Highest nerve of the iliac crest, on both sides

kumbha कु म्ब
1. A unit of Measurement; Two combined drona will make one kumbha= 24.576 kg/l of metric units 2. an earthen pot used for processing & storing the material

kumbhīka कु म्बीक
The man who first becomes a passive member of an act of sodomy to gain erection and then commits the act of sex with a woman is called kumbheek.

kumudaiḥ ācitaṁ iva darśanaṁ कु भदु ै् आधचतॊ इि
Sees objects covered by the color of white water lily

kumudini कु भर्ु दतन
one of the synonym of crucible used for different pharmaceutical processes such as in extraction of metals

kuṇapagandha कु णऩगन्ध
Cadaverous smell

kuṇapaṁ कु णऩॊ
Dead body

kuṇapaprakāśaṁ कु णऩप्रकाशॊ
Cadaverous smell

kuñcanaṁ कु ञ्चनॊ
Gurgling sound

kundākṛti avabhāsa कु न्दाकृ तत अिबास
Color of Jasmine bud

kundakusumaiḥ ācitaṁ iva darśanaṁ कु न्दकु सभु ्ै आधचतॊ इि दशनश ॊ
Sees objects covered by the color of Jasmine

kuṇḍala darśanaṁ कु ण्डर दशनश ॊ
Sees ear ring like objects before eyes

kuṇḍalāni कु ण्डरातन
Coils or loop of the intestine.

kundapāṇḍura dṛṣṭimaṇḍala कु न्दऩाण्डु य दृत्ष्टभण्डर
Jasmine like pale colored pupil

kuṇitva कु णणत्ि
Opened eyelid.

kuṇṭhakoṇāgram कु ण्ठकोणाग्रभ ्
A property of material

kunthatā कु न्थता
Loss of motor function of hand

kūpikā कू वऩका
Glass flask/ bottle

kūpita ucchavāsa कू वऩत उच्छिास
Laboured breath

kupyatyebhreśu nirhṛtam कु प्मत्मेभ्रेशु तनरृशतभ ्
The poison of venomous rat/ mole even though apparently eliminated from the system may, sometimes, still get aggravated repeatedly on cloudy days or in foul weather.

kūrcikā कू धचकश ा
Milk is heated and mixed with buttermilk or curd to obtain koorcikā is a uniformly semi-solid substance. Best used in Vataja and Pittaja disorders.

kūrmābha कू भाशब
It is a characteristic feature of darvikara snake (group of cobra snake variety) bite having swelling resembling with shell of tortoise.

kūrmapṛṣṭhavat kaṭhina कू भऩश ष्ृ ठित ् कर्ठन
Hardness like the outer side of tortoise

kūrmonnatā jihvā कू भोन्नता त्जविा
Elevated like the shape of tortoise

kūrparaḥ कू ऩयश ्
Elbow

kūrparāsthi कू ऩयश ात्स्थ
Olecranon process. Hook like projection on the superior end of ulna.

kuryāda कु माशद
Prepare

kuseśayadalacchāyaṁ कु सेशमदरच्छामॊ
Resembles the color of the petals of red lotus -ma property of mineral

kuṣṇatāṁ māṁsa कु ष्णताॊ भाॊस
Putrefaction of flesh

kuṣṭhaghna कु ष्ठघ्न
Substances indicated for skin disorders.

kuthita kapha कु धथत कप
Sputum with fetid smell

kuṭila sirā कु र्टर मसया
Varicose vein. Enlarged twisted superficial vein.

kuṭilaṁ कु र्टरॊ
Asymmetrical, blended, Curled

kuṭilopasthaṁ कु र्टरोऩस्थॊ
Blended penis

kuṭkāsthi कु ट्कात्स्थ
Coccyx or Sacrum coccyx. Small bone at the base of vertebral column.

kuṭṭayitvā कु ट्टतमत्िा
Pounding

kūyakaṁ कू मकॊ
Hair follicles. An invagination of the epidermis from which a hair develops.

kuyumavaṇa कु मभु िण
Color of saffron flower

kvaṇanaṁ तिणनॊ
Snoring sound

kvātha तिाथ
synonym of kashaya - boiled & filtered liquid of herbs for specific time used for the therapeutics & pharmaceutical manufacturing


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What is Ayurvedic Dictionary Sanskrit with translation?

Ayurvedic Sanskrit Dictionary is an A-Z database of Ayurvedic medical terminologies for the students of Ayurveda and the general public interested in Ayurvedic medicine. Currently, it contains 6000+ Ayurvedic Sanskrit terms with the meaning, simply search the term or use A-Z alphabets to get the term meaning with a description.

Can I submit Ayurvedic terms?

Yes, we welcome submissions, if you think we missed any term you can submit it along with its meaning and description. Just click on the Submit a term and enter the term with its meaning and description. The term will be published with your name.

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Who compiled the Ayurvedic terminology?

Ayurvedic Sanskrit Dictionary with translation (Sanskrit – English): Ayurvedic terminology dictionary. Compilation by the National Institute of Ayurveda India, information sourced from nia.nic.in. Updated by AyurMedia with minor typographical corrections and more helpful explanations.

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