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Laghu : Small or light; one of the fortyone gunas.

Laghumanjisthadi quatha : Ayurvedic preparation containing manjishtha, its decoction is usually used in the treatment of skin diseases.

Laghupanchamoola : Combination of roots of five medicinal plants; usually used in dashmoola:

Lajjalu : An Ayurvedic drug that is usually used It is astringent.

Laksha : The lac. It is resinous substance formed by insects in branches of specific trees.

Laksha rasa : The Ayurvedic preparation in which the decoction is prepared by boiling laksha in water for specific period of time.

Lakshadi taila : Oil derived from laksha, usually used in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism.

Lakshmivilasa rasa : The Ayurvedic product usually usually used in treatment of fever, cough, asthma and sinusitis.

Lakshana : The signs and symptom of a disease.

Lalatasthi : Frontal bone of the skull.

Langhana : Not eating anything, therapeutic fast. It is usually advised in fever and abdominal problems.

Langlika : An Ayurvedic herb that is usually used as purvative.

Lasika : The lymphatic system of the body.

Lauha bhasma : An ash prepared from iron usually used in the treatment of anemia.

Lavana : Salt or Salty, one of the six tastes.

Lavanabhaskara churana : One of the most famous drugs. It is powdered preparation usually used in the treatment of digestion problems.

Lavanga Chaturasama : Powdered preparation usually used in the treatment of diarrhoea.

Lavanga :The clove, it is antiemetic and anesthetic.

Lavangadi churana : The Ayurvedic formula, powdered preparation usually used in the treatment of respiratory diseases.

Lavangadi vati: An Ayurvedic tablet usually used in the treatment of cough and asthma.

Lepa : The paste like structure – An emplastrum for local action.

Lodhra : An Ayurvedic drug that is usually used as and tonic and to treat urinary tract infections.


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