The Nidanam of diseases of the female reproductive organs ||173||
1-3Dhanvantari said: -The group of drugs known as Madhuradi Gang, which are possessed of disease-killing properties, consists of Sali, Yashthika, wheat, milk, clarified butter, honey, marrow, Sringatakam, barley corn, Erbaru, Gokshuram, Gambhari, lotus seeds, raisins, dates, Vala, cocoanut, Atmagupa, Vidari, Piyalakam, Madhukam, Tala, and Kushmandam.
4-5They alleviate epileptic fits and a burning sensation in the body, soothe the six organs, and being partaken of in exclusion of all other things, generate the Kapham, and worms in the intestines, and bring on cough, dyspnoea, with a sweet taste in the mough, hoarseness, tumours, goitres, and elephantiasis, etc.
6-7Dadima, Amalakma, Amram, Kapittha, Katmarda, Matulunga, Amratakam, Vadaram, Tintidi, milk curd, whey Kanjikam, Lakucam, Amla-Vetasam and Amlalona form the acid group. The last named one, taken with Sunthi, acts as a good digestant, and stomachic.
8-9These acid fruits generate the Vayu in the system, give rise to an increased secretion of the mucous membranes of the body, take a long time to be digested, and are, possessed of considerable constructive properties. The acid taste exclusively partaken of produces tooth-edge, looseness of the limbs a burning sensation in the heart and epigastrium, and establishes suppuration in excised or incised wounds, like a living fire.
10-13The different kinds of salt, Yavakshara (nitrate of potash) and barilla etc., form the saline group, which acts as a laxative, liquefacient and digestant agent, and gives rise to increased mucous secretion, and its potency readily expands through the whole organism. The saline taste exclusively partaken of tends to obsturct the vessels of the body, brings on resolution of tumours, and begets urticaria, oedema, erythematous, eruptions, discolouring of complexion, Rakta-Vatam, Pitta-Raktam, virile impotency and diverse kinds of pain in the body. Vyosa, Sigru, Melaka, Devadaru, Kushtakam, Laguna, Valguja-phala, Musta, Guggulu, and Langali, are pungent, appetising, cleanse the system of the morbific diatheses (Sodhi, it may also mean laxative) and conquer itches, skindisease and the deranged Kapham. These things, exclusively taken, reduce corpulency, bring on physical lassitude, act as good vermifuginous agents, reduce the quantity of fat and semenin the system, and produce a burning sensation in the body.
14-17Kftamala, Karira, Haridra, lndrayava, the sweet Kantakam, the sweet Vetram, the two kind’s of Brhati, Sankhini, Guduci, Dravanti, Trivrit, Mandukaparni, Karavellakam, Vartaku, Karavira, Vasaka, Rohini, Sankhapushpi, Karkota, Jayantika, Jati, Varunakam, Nimba. Jyotishmati, and Punamava, are bitter in flavour, tend to set flow the arrested serum (free the venal circulation), are relishing, refrigerant, and laxative, improve the digestive capacity, and conquer fever, epileptic fits and itching sensations.
18These drugs, exclusively taken, dry up the excrementitous matter of the organism, and prove remedial in cases of wryneck, convulsion. cephalagia and ucler.
19The group consisting of Triphala, Sallaki, Jambii, Amratakam, Vata and its kindred species, Tindukam, Vakulam, Salam, Palankam, Mudga, and Cillakam are astringent, and absorbant, arrest local secretions, and produce granulations in ulcers.
20Exclusively taken, these drugs beget pain at the chest, fever, parchedness of the mouth, distension of the abdomen, and wry neck.
21-22Haridra, Kugbam, salt Meshasringi, the two kinds of Vala Kacchura, Sallaki, Punamava, Satavari, Agnimantha, Brahmadandi, Svadanshtra, Eranda, Yava, Kola, Kulattha, Karshasi, and Dasamulam, these drugs, whether severally or in combination, destroy the deranged Vayu and subdue the deranged Pittam and Kapham.
23-25The group consisting of such drugs as Satavari, Vidari, Valakam, Ushira, Candanam, Durva, Vata, Pippali, Vadari, Sallaki, Kadall, Utpatam, Padma, Audumbara and Patolakam acts as good phlegmagogue, Haridra, treacle with Kushtakam, Satapushpi, Jati, Vyosa, Aragvadha, and Langali are possessed of the same virtue as the foregoing ones; clarified butter, oil, myosin and marrow are the best of all lardaceous substance.
26-27Persons desiring to improve their memory, intelligence and digestive capacity should regularly take clarified butter; Ghriram unmixed with anything should be given in diseases of the deranged Pittam, in combination with salts in diseases of the deranged Vayu, and in admixture with Vyosa or alkalis in glandular affections, sinuses, worms in the intestines, and diseases brought about through the agency of the deranged Vayu, or through the predominance of the deranged Kapham.
28Oil which imparts lightness and firmness to the body, should be internally administered to patients suffering from extreme constipation of the bowels, to those whose fundamental organic principles have suffered a diminution through sexual excesses, carrying of inordinately heavy loads, excessive physical labour, and exposure to wind and water.
29It should be used in vaginal enematas, after cauterizing a vein, in obstruction of the vessels of the body, for removing a parched condition of the organism, after fatiguing physical labour, and for making up any loss in the system.
30In connection with emulsive medicinal decoctions the full does of oil should be understood as a Palam weight; three Alksha weight is the middling dose, and a half Palam weight is the smallest (Jaghanyam) dose.
31Hot water should be given with Ghritam, while it should be separately given to a patient of whom oil may pe prescribed. A man feeling himself thirsty after taking any kind of Ghritam or oil should drink hot water.
32Measures calculated to restore the deranged Vayu to its normal condition should be resorted to with the help of any emulsive substance in respect of patients of good digestive capacity. Diaphoretic measures should be employed in respect of person of extremely parched temperament, while parchifying measures should be adapted in cases of over-dose of an oil or Ghritam.
33A compound of Samaka, Koradusa, or boiled rice, or Pinyakam, pasted with whey and made warm, should be used in fomenting the body of the patient, in diseases of the deranged Vayu and Kapham, or in those of the deranged Vayu, or in those of the deranged Kapham. Extremely corpulent, or weak patients, as well as those of parched temperament, or suffering from epileptic fits should not be fomented at all.