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Chandan: Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Chapati: A type of Indian bread

Charak: Great Ayurvedic profounder who has written one of the classic Ayurvedic text Charak Samhita.

Charaka samhita: One of the oldest Ayurvedic text

Cholesterol: A fatty substance in crystalized form found in all animal fats, oils, milk, egg yolks, bile, blood, brain tissue, liver, kidney and adrenal glands.

Churna: Powder of medicine

Chyavanprash: A formualtion based on honey, amla and other 45 ingredients.

Colitis: A chronic disease characterized by the inflamation of colon

Compress: A pad of folded linen applied so as to create pressure upon exterior parts of the body

Conjunctivitis: A painful and infectious illness in the eyes which makes them red and makes the eyelids swollen and sticky

Cosmic energy: The all-pervading energy in the universe


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