Ayurveda Glossary

  • Abhyangam

A special type of oil massage, which is found to be an effective treatment for obesity, loss of skin luster, sleeplessness, fatigue and other Vatha predominant diseases ...

 

  • Agada Tantra

Agada Tantra is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda and deals with the study of toxins, its effects and antidotes. ...

 

  • Agni

A Sanskrit word, ‘Agni’ means fire. In Ayurveda, Agni represents the solar energy which is present in all human beings and responsible for all types of metabolic activities in the body. ...

 

  • Ashtanga Veda

Ashtanga is the other name of Ayurveda and which literally means “Eight branches of knowledge”. ...

 

  • Asthi

Bone; one of the seven Dhatus ...