17.9 kaṭv-amla-lavaṇāty-uṣṇa (Original)

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Chapter 17

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āhārā rājasasyeṣṭā

‘Dear to Rājasa-men is food, bitter, sour, saltish, over-hot, pungent, dry and burning; productive of pain, grief and illness.’

The bitter, the acid; the most saltish,
—very hot, very biting, dry (or hard) and burning kinds of food. Tīkshṇa are useless foods either because they are too hot or too cold. Rūkshṇa or dry foods are those which are dry (and produce thirst). Vidāhinaḥ are those that cause a burning sensation. Such foods are liked by the Rajasa-full men. Those foods promote pain, grief and ailments, and also increase Rajas.

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