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Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms - T

commonest meanings defined in simplest way.

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Tiksna

Sharp, hot, fiery, pungent.

Tikta

Bitter taste or flavor.

Tri

Three.

Tridosha

It refers to the combination of three humors, morbid substances i.e. the vata, pitta and kapha. The human body is a combination of these three essential factors and these three doshas are responsible for maintaining the integrity of human body and for governing the physical structure and functions of the living beings. Read More>>>>

Tridoshic

Relating to tridoshas (see tridosha above).

Triguna

The three qualities of Nature.

Triphala

An Ayurvedic recipe made by mixing equal quantities of fruits of three particular herbs.Read More>>>>

Trivrita

An herb (Indian jalap) used for purgation, Latin name: Operculina turpethum.

Tulasi

Holy Basil. Latin Name: Ocimum sanctum. Read More>>>>

Tamas

It refers to the darkness, inertia, heaviness and the materialistic attitude.

Tanmatra

It is the subtle essence of the five elements in the body i.e. sound, touch, sight, taste and smell.

Tantra

It is a non vedic form of yoga leading divine ecstasy through certain rites that emphasize the erotic and forbidden. It is also known as kundalini-yoga it is centered on the divine female power; rule, ritual, scripture, religious treatise, loom, warp.

Tarpaka

Located in the head it is one of the five subtypes of kapha having to itself the functions to nourish the sensory organs and help the brain and the five sensory organs to perform their function in the body.

Tejas

Having the characteristics of light, illumination and brilliance it is the superfine essence of pitta, one of the five elements, fire.

Trikatu

It refers to the three pungents i.e. the sunthi or dry ginger, pippali or indian long pepper and maricha or black pepper.

Trishna

Thirst