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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-115

Kāma kautūhalam - A monograph on aphrodite care


1 Department of P.G. Studies in Samhita and Siddhanta, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of P.G. Studies in Ayurveda Siddhanta, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Arhanth Kumar A Jain
Department of P.G. Studies in Samhita and Siddhanta, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Udupi . 574 118, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/asl.ASL_36_18

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Kāma Kautūhalam is an unfamiliar monograph on Aphrodite care authored by Śrī Mehanātha. It encompasses 75 verses spanning four chapters dealing with various aspects of Aphrodite care. Employing lucid Sanskrit versification is the connected advantage of the text. Śrī Śāligrāmaji Vaiśya has written a Hindi commentary named Napuṃsakasanjīvinī. Mehanātha restricts the subject only to understanding and managing strategies for sexual disorders in the monograph. Nowhere in the monograph have sexual acts or related instructions been described. The first chapter introduces the subject. The second narrates aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment principles for sexual ailments and related issues. The third and fourth chapter contains 70 distinct formulations. In this connection an attempt has been made to probe, analyse and familiarize the monograph to the Ayurveda community.


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