Ayurveda references with the letter A
Abhyanga - The Ayurveda massage using healing
herbal oils applied by two messieurs contemporarily. This
practice facilitates the removal of and helps loosing accumulated
Ama (toxins) and Doshas from the body.
Acara - An established rule, Good conduct.
Agada Tantra - Toxicology, one of Ayurveda
medicine studies regarding poisonous extracts.
Agantuka - External member, a stranger.
Ahamkara - One's conception of egoism, pride,
haughtiness and individuality.
Ajasrika - Activities, like herbal treatments,
that promote positive health.
Ajirna - Referring to indigestion disorders,
even weakness in the process.
Akasa - Sky or atmosphere, free open space.
Akriti - External shape or Phsyical appearance.
Alabu - A dried gourd vessel.
Alocaka (pitta) - A governing vision Pitta, enabling
Amala (Amalaki) - Emblica officinalis (Emblica
myrobalan), an Ayurveda herb.
Amavata - Referred to in modern medicine as arthritis,
Amavata is a disease caused by the ama and vata in the body.
Amla - Sour taste.
Anjana - Black pigment applied to the eyes and
Anna–Vaha Strotas - The digestive system,
alimentary canal or channels transporting grains and food.
Anupana - A drink taken with or after medicine
serving as a fluid vehicle, drink after eating.
Anurasa - Subordinate feeling, secondary taste.
Anuvasana (Basti) - Enema in any oily substance.
Apa - Water (element).
Apana - Type of Vata, responsible for
expulsion bodily refuse.
Aparadha - Sin, wrong action, misuse, offence.
Apara-Ojas - One of the two vital fluids
(ojas) in the body.
Ardhavabhedaka - A type of migrane.
Arsha - Sacred, Pious, Saintly.
Asana - One's posture, seating or general
Asatmendriyart Samyoga - Improper contact
Asatmya - Bad, improper, unwholesome.
Asantga Hrdya - Ancient Ayurvedic text written
Adaptogens - Herbs that improve… adapting
to stress, infection, while also helps the glands.
Agni - Form of heat basis to the digestive
Ahara Rasa - Nutrient substance acted upon by
digestive enzymes or bile juice.
Akasha - aggregate elemental process, free space
or void, also related to the property of sound.
Alternatives - Alternative herbal remedies that
conduct to normal health condition by purifying the blood.
Alochaka - One of the 5 Pittas that helps
catching image of external objects.
Ama - Toxins in the blood stream.
Anodynes - Natural herbal medicine reducing nerve
Antihydrotics - Herbal product that decrease sweating.
Anthelmintics - Herb that expels worms from digestive
Anticoagulant - Coagulation in affected area resistant
Anti –Inflammatory - restrains
Antioxidants - Herb that helps the refrain
of enzymes and protecting cell membranes.
Antispasmodic - Used to relief spasm.
Apana - Regualtes exhalation and excretion.
Aphrodisiac - Stimulates sexual drive.
Appetizer - Apetite stimulator.
Artha - meaning an object of pursuit, satisfying
Asthi - the Bone tissue.
Astringent - medicine for hemorrhages.
Atman - the true self, consciousness.
Atreya - author of Charaka Samitha
Aum (Om) - A,U,M, outer; inner; super state of
Avalambaka - Nourishing, lubricating and
protecting heart and sacrum particle.
Avyakta - indistinct, inarticulate, non evident.
Ayurveda - Ayur (life) Veda (knowledge), knowledge