Santwanam magazine September 2017 issue

Third issue of Santwanam magazine, , an online magazine for Ayurveda for everyone, is released today, September 1st, 2017.

It is available for download here

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20 Gunas (attributes)

“gurumandahimasnigdha-
slakshnasaandramridusthiraah
gunaah sasookshmavisadaa
vimsatih saviparyayah”

There are 20 gunas associated with Dravyas. That is, each dravya could have one or more these gunas. They are:

1, guru (heavy) Vs laghu (light)
2. manda (dull) Vs teekshna (sharp)
3. hima (cold) Vs ushna (hot)
4, snigdha (unctuous) Vs rooksha (Ununctuous)
5. slakshna (smooth) Vs khara (rough)
6. saandra (dense) Vs drava (liquid)
7. mridu (soft) Vs kathina (hard)
8. sthira (Stable) Vs chala (fluid)
9. sookshma (Subtle) Vs sthoola (Gross)
10. visada (non-slimy) Vs pichchhila (slimy)

Good treatment

prayogah samayet vyaadheem
yo/nyamanyamudeerayet
na/sau visuddhah suddhastu
samayet to na kopayet

A treatment for removing an illness cannot be considered as a good treatment, if it leads to another illness. A good treatment should remove illness without affecting other systems