Botanical name: Terminalia arjuna Botanical family: Combretaceae Dravyaguṇa • Energetics: Rasa taste: astringent (kaṣāya), sweet (madhura), pungent-spicy (kaṭu) Vīrya heating or cooling energy: cooling (śīta) Vipāka Post-digestive effect: pugent-spicy (kaṭu) • Actions of the Doshas: V+,Read More…
virya: the heating and cooling properties of a food or herb.
vipaka: the post-digestive effect of a food or herb. The energetic action of vipaka is in the large intestine.
vajikarana: virilizing medication. Could refer to an aphrodisiac.
rasayana: rejuvenation therapy.
rasa: rasa dhatu or plasma, lymphatics, represented by kapha. Also means taste such as sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent/spicy, astringent.
prabhava: the exception, or unusual effect.
anupana: substance administered with a herbal medication to enhance treatment, prevent side effects, speed absorption, and minimize the essential dose of the medication.