LITERATURE REVIEW OF AGRYA SANGRAHA (COLLECTION OF FOREMOST SUBSTANCES) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DIETETICS
Keywords:Diet, health, dietetic, wholesome diet, unwholesome diet, Agrya
Abstract - Ayurveda Acharyas explained superior qualities of drugs, causes of diseases, daily regimen, therapeutics, Sadvritta, some morals & ideals in Agrya Sangraha. Agrya means superior. In this article, we are emphasizing on dietetics mentioned in Agrya Sangraha of Charaka Samhita & Ashtanga Sangraha. In Ayurveda, proper digestion of meal is basic need of healthy life as all diseases starts from improper digestion. So, following diet rules like Kalabhojana (Timely meals), Ekashana (Single meal daily) can be considered as preventive measures for most of the diseases. Whereas avoiding Vishamashana (Irregular meals), Pramitashana (Reduced quantity of meals, Virudhhaviryashana (Taking meals with opposite properties) which are against Aharavidhi Vidhana (laws of do’s & don’ts while taking food). Therefore, one should adapt these dietary rules accordingly for maintaining quality of life. The aim of this article to elaborate about dietary aspect of Agrya Sangraha.
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