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Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms - L

commonest meanings defined in simplest way.

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Light, small, minute.


depletion therapy According to Ashtang Sangraha it is one of dvividha upkarma(two kinds of therapy). It can be called as slimming therapy and indicated for those who are obese due to overeating. This therapy makes body thin and light.


Buttermilk, drink made by mixing water in yogurt and churning it.


Salty taste of flavor.

Lavana-bhaskara choorna

An Ayurvedic powder popularly used to enhance digestion. Read More>>>>


They are the natural substances that remove fat from the body by scraping the nonessential adipose tissue. The natural herbs used here are good for cellulite removal also.