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Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms - U

commonest meanings defined in simplest way.

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Udaka-vaha srotas

Channels transporting water or watery liquids in the body.

Upa-dhatu

Not a main tissue, a secondary tissue that supports the main tissue.

Upashaya

The allaying (of disease) by suitable remedies, advantageous medicine, diagnosis by the effect of medicines or food items.

Upastambha

Supporting pillars, sub- pillars.

Upyoga-samstha

using method, user manual, and instructions to use or practice a technique.

Upbhokta

User

Usna

Hot, warm, passionate, sharp.

Uttanapadasana

A Yoga posture (asana).

Udana vata

It is located in the umbilical region, chest and the neck and is the five subtypes of vata. The function of udana is to govern enthusiasm, responsibility of various vocal functions and the upward movement of aprana.

Uttama anga

The word is a combination of two words i.e. uttama meaning noble, great and anga that means part of the body.

Urdhwa-jatrugat

Part of the body above sholder.