PATHYA AND APATHYA IN AYURVEDA WITH A FOCUS ON PATHYA OF PRAMEHA ROGA- REVIEW ARTICLE
Keywords:Ahara, Vihara, Chikitsa, Madhumeha
Pathya plays a central role in Ayurvedic living. Ayurveda places special emphasis on Ahara and Vihara as a means to lead a good life, health and wellness, these are Pathya Ahara and Vihara. Pathya Ahara nourishes the mind and body. Whereas Apathya Ahara and Vihara affect body adversely. Pathya Ahara and Viharas are very important in many diseases. Prameha is one of such disease. Here the present study is carried out with an aim to have the proper understanding of role of Pathya in the management of Prameha Roga with a special reference to Pathya and Apathya of Ayurveda. Review of classics of Ayurveda reveals that there has an important role to Pathya Ahara and Vihara in the management of Prameha roga. In the present life we can see that an importance of Pathya and Apathya for healthy life as many of the people is leading now a sedentary life style without following any dietary precaution and proper exercise which is leading to many diseases and untimely deaths. So by the different view of Acharyas about Pathya and Apathya this review was ended with the conclusion that Pathya Ahara and Vihara has an important role in maintaing healthy life.
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