A REVIEW ON THE CONCEPT OF AGEING IN AYURVEDA
Keywords:Ayurveda, Jara, Ageing, Rasayana, Swasthavritta, Sadvritta
Ayurveda is basically the science of life and longevity. It presents a good concept of ageing, process of delaying the ageing and it’s management. In Ayurveda classics Jara is mentioned as a naturally occurring disease. Although it seems to be a relatively less dangerous disease, it effects the overall productivity of the individual adversely. Ayurveda explains various con-cepts of ageing in which (Time factor) Kala and (Transformation) Parinama have been given prime importance. Objectives of the Study: To study concept of Ageing(Jara) and to explore the prevention and management of ageing mentioned in Ayurveda.Materials And Methods: Literature regarding the various aspects of ageing was thoroughly screened from CharakaSamhita,SushrutaSamhita,AshtangaHridaya,AshtangaSangraha,SharangadhraSamhita,Rasaratnasamucchaya,Madhavanidana and few journals. Discussion: Ayurveda has an excellent approach towards the concept of ageing promotion of health and prevention of diseases with number of measures like wholesome diet, Swastavritta (Daily regimen),Sadvritta (Good codes and conducts) and Rasayana (Rejuvenation therapy)which prevents the premature ageing and slowdowns the process of ageing. Conclusion: It’s an essential part to understand the process of ageing and the changes occurring in the body before treating it. Through this article an attempt has been made to review on the different factors accelerating the process of ageing and the way of management as per Ayurvedic classics
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