Nadi jala—(river water) :

 Nadi jala—(river water) :

     Briefly, the water (the rivers which flow into the western ocean  ( Arabian sea ), which are swift and which have pure water (uncontaminated) is good for health, where as it is opposite (had for health), if it is otherwise.
The term “if otherwise” means water of rivers which flow into the eastern ocean ( way of Bengal), which are slow and whose water is contaminated, is bad for health.

   The water of rivets arising from Himalaya arid Malaya mountains, and which get churned up well by dashing against rocks are good for health, whereas the same water if gets stagnated (and gets contaminated) gives rise to worms   (intestinal parasites ), filariasis, diseases of the heart, throat and head.

      Water of rivers of the Pracya (gauda). Avanti ) Aparta (konkana) countries produces piles (heamorrhoids); of those arising from Mahendra mountains cause enlargement of the abdomen and fiIariisis; those arising from Sahya and Vindhya mountains produces leprosy (and other skin disease) anaemia and diseases of the head; of those arising from Pariyatra, mitigate the (aggravated) dosas, bestow strength and sexual vigour, the water of the sea causes vitiation of all the three dosas.
     Psacya or gauda desa of central Bengal and parts of Orissa. Avanti country was round about the modern city of Ujjaini. konkana comprises of  Karwar and North Indian districts of Karnataka, Mahendra mountain is the northern part of the eastern ghats (the whole image of bills extending from Orissa to the district of Madura was known by the name of Mahendra parvata. Sahya is the southern range of of Western Ghats. Vindhyas are mountain ranges of central India Paryara is the western part of the Vindhya mountains.

           The water of kupa (deep well), tataga (artificial pond) etc., should be considercl to be similar (in qualities and properties) to those of the desa , marshy and mountains (respectively). 12.
Jalapana varjya—( avoiding of drinking water)

     Water should not be consumed or consumed in very little quantity, if unavailable due to debility, by those suffering from poor digestive function, tumors of the abdomen, anaemia, enlargement of the abdomen, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, diseases of the duodenum, consumption or dropsy. Excepting sarad (autumn) and nidägha (summer) even healthy persons should drink less quantity of water (in all other seasons).

Jalapana phala—(effects of drinking water)

Persons who drink water in the middle, at the end and at the commencement of the meal, will remain normal, become stout and emaciated respectively.

Sita jala (cold water) :—

Cold water relieves alcoholic intoxication, exhaustion, fainting, vomitting, debility (fatigue), giddiness, thirst, heat (of the sun) burning sensation, aggravation of pitta, rakta and poison.




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