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Article: A REVIEW ON AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF MADATYA (ALCOHOL), MADATYAYA AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AGAD TANTRA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Preeti Singh *, Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Abstract: Ayurveda is an ancient science of life which deals with physical, mental and spiritual health of human being. Agad tantra is one of the 8 branches of Ayurveda which deals with the study of poisons and its treatment. Madya affect the mind causing inebriation, enhance Tamo guna and affect the intellect the person. Alcohol is a substance which leads to the mal-functioning of the body’s functions which are Dosha, Dhatu and Mala and make them abnormal. The term ‘Madya’ is an indicative word to all of alcoholic beverages mentioned in Ayurveda, the method of preparing alcoholic beverages was a part of culture in this region of world going as far back as the time of Rigveda (3000 B.C.).
Keyword: Madya, Visha, Guna, Madatyaya, Oja.