ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF AHARA PARINAMA KARA BHAVA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Anju Aravind T *, Pradeep K, Anjali Sivaram
Abstract: Ahara is one of the most important factors of life. It is the main reason for strength, complexion and vitality. The human body is the product of ahara, even so diseases arise on account of unwholesome food. The ingested food provides growth and strength to the body after digestion, metabolism and assimilation. Ayurveda describes the factors under the heading Ahara Parinama Kara Bhava. The six factors, when remaining in balanced stage, the digestion takes place properly. Out of these six factors only Agni is directly involved in digestion and the others are helping factors only.
Keyword: Ahara, Agni, digestion