By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Illisah, IllIZaH, Illishah
• Illīśaḥ - m. The ilīśa fish. Synonyms: 2. vārikarpūraḥ 3. gāṅgeyaḥ 4. śapharādhipaḥ 5. jalatālaḥ - trikāṇḍaśeṣaḥ 6. ilīśaḥ 7. rājaśpharaḥ 8. illīśaḥ 9. jalatāpī - śabdaratnāvalī Rājavallabha and Rājanirghaṅṭa describe the charateristics of this fish as follows – “It increases bile, phlegm and digestive fire. It is sweet and agreeable”. Bhāvaprakāśa says, Trans. “illīśa is sweet, oily and bright. It increases the (digestive) fire, creates bile and phlegm, is a light aphrodisiac and removes flatulence”.
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu