ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CRITICAL LITERARY REVIEW OF AGNI AND ITS ROLE IN AHARAPAKA AND IMPORTANCE OF SHADRASATMAK AHARA FOR A HEALTHY LIFE
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Himadri Hasmukhbhai Chaudhary *, Laxman Chandrakant Lavgankar, Taniya Suresh Manjani
Abstract: Health is a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. And according to Ayurveda this state of physical and mental wellbeing is related to Agni; as the person is Swastha when the Dosha Dhatu and Mala are in samyavastha with Indriya, Atma and Mana performing their karmas efficiently. And for these Dosha, Dhatu and Mala to be in proportion Agni (digestive fire) must be in proportion (samyavastha- Samagni). This Agni digests the Sthula Ahara into Sukshma Ahara i.e., the nutrients to nourish the tissues and cells at micro level, which is utilized by the body for its growth and development. Thus, the type of Ahara taken also plays an important role as what is being digested will only be converted for the utilization by the body. This article will focus on the concept of Agni its role in the process of Aharapaka and importance of the complete Shadrasatmak Ahara for a healthy life.
Keyword: Agni, Aharapaka, Shadrasatmak Ahara