Nourishing and Depleting of Doshas

Two types of Ayurvedic Treatments respectively involve Nourishing and Depleting of Doshas.
Nourishing Therapies (Also called Santarpana, Brahmana, Stoutening or Palliative) are usually done with Earth and water and Depleting Therapies (Also called Apartarpana, Langhana, Thinning or Slimming) are usually done with elements other than Earth & Water.
Even the other treatments, Snehana (Lubrication), Rukshana (Dryness), Swedana (Inducing Sweat) and Sthambhana (With-holding), will either be Nourishing or Depleting to the body.

Nourishing (or Brahmana or Promoting Therapies):

These are administered to Emaciated-Lean-Weak, Persons Wasted or Wounded, Dry, Debilitated, Constantly travelling on foot, Pregnant Ladies (or ones who have delivered), Very Young-Children, Very Old, Excess indulgence in Women-Wine, Vata Prominent People & In Summers.
Other Disorders these treatments could be useful could be ‘Suffering from Consumption’, Haemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Grahani), Mental Disorders and so on… and wasted by other similar diseases, the is the best promoting one.  
These Therapies could be Taking Bath, Anointing-Mild Oil Massage, More than Optimal-Leisurely Sleep, Happiness & Peace of the Mind, Enema with Sweet & Unctuous Substances; Eatables such as Milk, A2-Desi Cow Ghee, Natural Sugars (Honey, Jaggery, Molasses…),  Light Meat Soup of Carnivorous Animals and so on…
Excess Brahmana leads to Obesity, Diabetes, Fever, Enlargement of Abdomen, Fistula in Anus, Cough, Loss of Consciousness, Difficulty in breathing, AMA, Leprosy-other acute/chronic skin diseases…
Remedying Excesses is done by reducing Vata & Kapha. Useful articles-actions could be ‘Sleeping Less than required hours of sleep’, ‘Purification Therapies’, Honey (+ Lemon) Water; Herbs such as Long Pepper (Pippali), Black Pepper, Trifula or Guduchi with Honey, Guggul, Shilajit, ‘Powder of Yava & Amalaki with Honey’ and so on…

Langhana (or Apartarpana or Roughening or Depletion) of Doshas:

It is of two kinds such as Purificatory (Forcing Doshas out forcibly such as via Enema, Emesis, Purgation of Body/Head, Blood Letting and so on…) and/or Palliative (Not Purging but getting the Doshas back to their Natural-Healthy state) such as ‘Digestive-Stimulating Jatharagni’, ‘Stimulating Metabolic-Immune System with Yogasanas-Pranayama and so on…’, ‘Exposure to Sunlight and/or Pure-Natural Breeze’ and so on…
Langhana Therapies are administered to people with whole lot of AMA’s in their system (Including Blockage of Channels & Severe Vitiation of Doshas), Suffering from ‘Poor Metabolic System’, ‘Liver & Spleen Disorders’, Fevers, Poor Digestive Fire, Obesity, Diabetes, Excess Moisture/Water Retention, Stiffness in the Body (Especially Joints including Urustambha-Stiffening of Thighs), Leprosy-Herpes-Abscess-Other skin diseases, People suffering from Head-Throat-Eyes Disorders and to Others During Winters.
Langhana could be done by use/regular intake of Pungent, Bitter and Astringent Articles such as Butter-Milk (+ Black Cumin Seeds + Black Seeds-Kalaunji), Holy Basil, Neem, Use of Naturally Filtered Oils for Cooking (Mustard or Black Sesame Oil), Honey, Lemon…  
Also Non-Viscous-Liquid Drugs which are Stable & Cooling having ‘Sweet, Bitter and Astringent Tastes’ constitute checking therapy.  Such Tastes are especially indicated in Pitta Disorders such as Burns with Alkali & Fire, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Excessive Sweating, Application of Poisons and so on…
With Langhana, one gets Balanced Body Humours-Doshas, Dushyas get expelled out, Active sense organs, Purity of Heart-Throat-Mind, Light & Peaceful Mind, Enthusiasm, Reduction in Severity of Diseases, Increase in hunger and thirst at the same time and so on…
Langhana or Roughening Therapy is regarded as properly administered when there is Proper Elimination of AMA-Wind-Urine-Faeces, Lightness in Body, Cleansing of Heart-Body Channels, Disappearance of Drowsiness & Exhaustion, Optimal Sweating in the Body, Relishing of Food & Water and so on…Disorders are Overcome and one gains Strength.
Excess Langhana would or could lead to Emaciation, Giddiness, Delirium, Exhaustion, Fevers, Dark Body Textures, Dryness-Belching-Excess Thirst, Loss of Digestive Fire-Anorexia, Weak Respiratory System-Cough, Excess Sleep, Vision-Hearing Loss, Lack of Ojas-Positivity, All over Body Ache (Such as Pain in Urinary Bladder, Heart, Head, Calves, Thighs, Upper shoulders & Flanks…), Lockjaw, Vomiting (With Blood, may be!), Obstruction of Body Channels (Such as Obstruction of Heart & Excretory Channels)…
Remedy is simply ‘The Nourishing Therapies’.

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Author: Manoj

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