Panchabhautikatwa- Pruthvi+Vayu Mahaabhoota.

.Lakshana-
cleans the mouth cavity.
creates the feeling of heaviness in tongue.
obstruction and difficulty in swallowing in Kantha region.
obstructs various Srotas or channels in the body.
creats dryness in the mouth

Guna –
Veerya- Sheeta
Vipaka-Katu
Vinshati Guna -Laghu, Ruksha, Khara, Vishada.
Doshakarma-Causes the Pacification of Pitta-Kapha and aggrevates Vata.
Function-

कषाय: पित्ताकफहा गुरुरस्त्राविशोधानः /पिडनो रोपनः शीतः क्लेद मेडोविशोषण ://
आमसंस्तम्भानो ग्राही रुक्षो अति त्वक्प्रसादानः // अ हृ सु १०/२१

Sanshamana-causes the pacification of Dosha inside the body .
Sangrahee-Stambhana –Grahi and Sthambana these are two different types of actions.Both of this results in stoppage of entity in motion.But mode of action is different. Dravyas with ushna and Deepana-Pachana quality mainly used in Sama-avastha where the digestion of Aama is the first step. This action is called as ‘Grahi’. Dravya which are having dominance of Katu or Tikta rasa are mainly responsible for this action. While dravyas with Ruksha-Kashaya-Sheeta –Laghu are responsible for ‘Stambhana’ action which are used in Nirama-avastha where immediate stoppage of movement necessary.
Sandhanakara- The word sandhan means to join. Kashayarasa is useful to join broken or torn parts together by with its Sheetaveerya .

Vranasandhana– It stops the bleeding from that Vrana or wound . The Rooksha, Vishada, Khara guna control the fluidity and laxity at the wound and a dry wound gets healed faster and better. Ropana-This activity is also related to Vrana. Ropana action is performed on Shuddha or on Vrana which is not vitiated by Dosha.

Shoshana– Ruksha-Khara-Vishada guna and prithvi and vayu mahabhuta in kashaya r asa absorbs Snigdhatwa and fluid part- in the body. It also absorbs excessive discharge –Kleda from Vrana Raktaprashamana-Pitta and Rakta has aashraya-aashrayi bhav with each other. So aggrevation in Pitta dosha vitiate Rakta and viceversa . All causes of Pittaprakopa lead to Raktadushti also. So in the condition of vitiated Rakta by Pitta ,Drava-Ushna-Teekshna-Sasneha Guna are increased. Due to excessiveeDravatwa, Rakta becomes excessive by volume substantially also to show’Sirapoornatwa’ which can manifest finally as ‘Raktapitta’. By Ruksha-Laghu guna Kashayarasa absorbs this excessive Dravatwa. Sheetaguna pacifies Ushnaguna .This purification can be termed as ‘Raktaprasadana’ action of Kashayarasa.

Sharirkleda-Upayokta-It absorbs Kleda i.e fluid waste products in the body by Ruksha-Laghu guna. Lekhana-Due to Ruksha-Laghu-Khara-Vishada guna, Katu vipaka it is Lekhana in nature. It scrapes excessive Dhatu in the body.

Twakprasadana-It purify the Rakta dosha , and performs Twakprasadana action as Varna is dependent on Rakta. Kashayarasa is useful when Rakta is vitiated by Kaphapittadosha.

Atiyoga of Kashaya Rasa-
Excess of kashaya rasa causes constipation,flatulence(vishthambha),hrut-shool(pain in heart),thirst,krushata(thinning of body),sukrahani (low sperm )obstraction in channels.

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