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vamana (väˑ·m·n),

n in Ayurveda, one of the five steps of panchakarma, which refers to therapeutic vomiting induced to eliminate the mucus causing buildup of kapha; used to treat conditions related to an imbalance of kapha within the body—including chronic asthma, skin diseases, chronic cold, diabetes, chronic indigestion, obstruction of the lymphatic system, chronic sinus problems, edema, and recurring tonsillitis. See also panchakarma and kapha.
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