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Asatmya - असात्म्य
Things that are not pleasing or favorable to the mind, body, and senses are called Asatmya.

yuktayuktavaak — युतायुक्तवाक्
Incoherent speech.

yusha [yusa] — यूष
A soup made with pulses. It is a semisolid recipe made by boiling any kind of pulse, but not rice. For Yusa to be prepared as a liquid, water/ Kwata/ Swarasa/ Hima/ Takra and Kalka of Ousadha Dravya's are taken and processed by adding 16 times of water.

yuktivyapashraya — युक्तिव्यपाश्रय
Based on planned/logical reasoning and certain principles, treatment/medicine/therapies are provided.

yuktikrita bala — युक्तिकृत बल
Artificial immunity

yukti — युक्ति

Yoni — योनि
1. Vagina.
2. Source material.
3. Place of origin; the Root cause of everything.

yogvahi — योगवाहि
Catalyst: A substance that accelerates/enhances the properties of others. A quality of Vata. Drug vehicles; are substances that when administered with/after the drug work in harmony with the drug to facilitate the purported action of the drug; e.g. Honey, Warm water, etc.

yog [yogah] — योगः
A state of meditation : where there is no existence of sensation.

yavagu — यवागु
Gruel; A congenial preparation of cereals, such as rice, wheat, and barley. It is divided into three types: Manda (which is just the liquid part of the prepared gruel), Peya, and Vilepi.

yava — यव
Cereal- barely, 8 mustard seeds are equal to one yava.

yasah [yash] — यशः
Success; Conducting to reputation: splendor, glory, fame, honor, respectability.

yantra — यन्त्र
Instrument; equipment; Machine

yamla chaya [yamala chhaaya] — यमला छाया
Dual shadow

yamadanstra kala — यमदंष्ट्र काल
The junction period between Kartika masa and Margasirsa is called Yamadanstra Kala: this period is influenced by Yamaraja, so a heavy meal taken during this time will lead to loss of health.

yakshakdarm — यक्षकर्दम
Five plants: Cinnamomum comphora, Aqualaria aggalocha, Piper cubeba, Moschus moschiferus, yakshadhupa

yakritpindsaprabha— यकृत्पिण्डसप्रभा
Resembling the color of liver

yakrit khandtulya— यकृत् खण्डतुल्य
Reddish black Almost like liver.

yakrit khandnibha— यकृत् खण्डनिभ
Reddish black like liver.

yakrit khandopama — यकृत् खण्डोपम
Reddish black similar to Liver

yakrita iva — यकृत् इव
Resembling the color of liver

yanashakti — यानाशक्ति
Lack of ability to walk.

yamama — यामम
A measure of time equivalent to 3 hours

yushita— व्युषित
Allowing to stay overnight –soaking

yudasah— व्युदासः
Spasmodic movement or tics

vyavasthitatva व्मित्स्थतत्ि
Stability; substance is relatively stable than its properties and actions;

vyavasāyaḥ व्मिसाम्
the process by which ascertainment is made

Cannabis sativa"

vyavāyī व्मिामी
Quality due to which a substance permeates all over the body before getting digested; caused due to activated Vayu & akash; e.g.

vyavaya — व्यवाय
It indicates sexual intercourse/sexual regimen.

vyatirekavyapti — व्यतिरेकव्याप्तिः
Negative invariable concomitance

vyathitaceta व्मधथतचेत
Disturbed mind

vyathita indriya व्मधथत इत्न्द्रम
Weakness of sense organs

vyathana व्मथन

vyathā व्मथा

vyapadeśastu bhūyasā व्मऩदेशस्तु बमू सा
concept of nomenclature of substances on the basis of the predominant mahābhūta within in it.

vyakulatva karṇaṁ व्मकु रत्ि कणं
Irritation in the ear

vyaktānukūla akasmāt darśanaṁ व्मततानकु ू र अकस्भात ् दशनश ॊ
Looks as turbid and clear, frequently and alternatively

vyakta व्मतत
Fifth stage of Kriyakāla characterized by the manifestation of specific symptoms of a disease.

vyadha व्मध
Needling type of pain

vyāyāma śakti व्मामाभ शत्तत
Power of exercise- it is examined by capacity for work.

vyāyāma asahatvaṁ व्मामाभ असहत्िॊ
Intolerance to exercise.

vyāyāma व्मामाभ
Exercise; The act or movement of the body that causes fatigue. Etymologically the meaning vyāyāma (व्ममभ) is intensive development of self control of the mind over body or intensive bending of the body in various directions.

vyāvṛitiḥ akṣi व्माितृ त् अक्षऺ
Protrusion of the eye.

vyāviddhaṁ iva darśanaṁ व्माविद्धॊ इि दशनश ॊ
Sees obejcts in distorted form

vyāsa व्मास
Throwing of extremities outward.

vyāpti व्मात्प्त
inherent and inseparable adherence between the two things

vyāpādanaṁ व्माऩादनॊ
Decaying, Defective or Putrefaction

vyāna Vāyu व्मान िामु
A subtype of Vāta that is seated in Hṛdaya. It is responsible for pumping Rasa from Hṛdaya to all parts of the body. It controls all types of movements in the body.

vyāluptam व्मारप्ु तभ ्
It is a type of snake bite in which marks of two fangs are seen along with bleeding.

vyālīḍha व्मारीढ
It is a type of snake bite in which marks of one- two fangs are seen but there is no bleeding.

vyākhyānam व्माख्मानभ ्
Explanation; statements which elaborate a subject matter in detailed

vyāghra व्माघ्र

vyādhikṣamatva व्माधधऺभत्ि
Immunity; Made of two words Vyādhi – disease and Kshamatva – Resistance i.e the power of the body which prevents the development of diseases or resists a developed disease is called as vyadhikshamatva. Compared to Immunity.when etiological factors come in contact with the body they try to produce disease. At the same time the body tries to resist, that power of resistance is Vyādhikśamatva.

vṝttikara िॄवत्तकय
life sustaining

vṛttiḥ िवृ त्त्
path to be adopted. One should adopt only such of the means of livelihood as do not clash with virtuous path.

vṛttāyattama ित्तृ ामत्तभ
property of gems

vṝtta िॄत्त

vṝṣyaṁ िॄष्मॊ
Eugenics; aphrodisiacs; substances that enhance the sexual power like that of bull

vṝścikā िॄत्श्चका

vṝścanaṁ िॄश्चनॊ
Cutting pain

vṛṣatā िषृ ता
Virility, generative power, ability to reproduce.

vṛṣaṇaḥ िषृ ण्

vṛntāka mūṣā िन्ृ ताक भषू ा
Crucible with stem - a kind of crucible resembling brinjal -generally used in extraction of zinc from its ore.

vṛkṣaḥ िऺृ ्

vṛithi िवृ त्त:
It means round, circular, continued, routine works , daily regimen, regimen which is practised and adopted daily which may or may not responsible for good health.

vṛddhi िद्ृ धध
A state of abnormal growth

vṛddhi िद्ृ धध
Growth, Increase; gain; a state of gain of anybody constituent resulting in a positive balance.

vratyārtha ित्ृ माथश
Maintain the health & life- foods consumed by healthy person, it is meant to maintain health & life.

vrataḥ व्रत्
Continence: The exercise of self constraint

vraṇaiḥ mūtraṁ व्रणै् भत्रू ॊ
Passing urine through ulcer

vraṇai adhovāyu व्रणै अधोिामु
Passing Flatus through ulcer

vraṇadvārāvasādī raktaṁ व्रणद्िायािसादी यततॊ
Blood clotting in ulcer

vraṇa viddha विद्ध व्रण
Punctured or stab wound.

vraṇa mukhāt purīṣapravartanaṁ व्रण भखु ात ् ऩयु ीषप्रितनश ॊ
Passing stool through ulcer

vraṇa व्रण

viyataḥ विमत्
Ether: space

vivṛtti mukhaṁ वििवृ त्त भखु ॊ
Whirling of mouth

vivṛtatā mukhaṁ विितृ ता भखु ॊ
Opened mouth

vivṛtaṁ kṛcchreṇa mukhaṁ विितृ ॊ कृ च्रे ण भखु ॊ
Mouth opens with difficulty

vivṛtaḥ विितृ ्
expanded or opened

vivṛta akṣi विितृ अक्षऺ
Widely opened eye.

vivrīyate muhu nāsikā विव्रीमते भहु ु नामसका
Frequent widening of nose.

vivikta icchā विवितत इच्छा
Fond of staying in solitude

vivekaḥ वििेक्
Discrimination : the faculty of distinguishing and classifying things according to their real properties , a state of wisdom

vivecana वििेचन
Discriminating , distinguishing, analyzing, and dividing.

vivartavāda विितिाद
the ideology of the Vedānt philosophy which believes that Brahma is only truth and others in the world are false

vivarta oṣṭha विितश ओष्ठ
Twisted lip

vivarṇatvaṁ वििणत्श िॊ

viṭvarjitaṁ purīṣaṁ विट्ित्जतश ॊ ऩयु ीषॊ
Watery stool

viṭsaṁsṛṣṭaṁ mūtraṁ विट्ससॊ ष्ृ टॊ भत्रू ॊ
Urine mixed with stool

vitrastaṁ akṣi वित्रस्तॊ अक्षऺ
Frightened eye

vitrāsana वित्रासन

vītī bhāva िीती बाि
Emaciation, Wasting

viṭgandhaṁ mūtraṁ विट्गन्धॊ भत्रू ॊ
Urine with the smell of Stool

viṭgandha विट्गन्ध
Smell of stool

vītaśoṇitaṁ nakha िीतशोणणतॊ नख
Nail with less blood

viṭasagandha विटसगन्ध
Smell of stool

viṭapa विटऩ

vitaṇḍā वितण्डा
Talk in which one cant establish his own view

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