2019, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part APages: 33-39
Prevalence of indigestion (Ajīrṇa) from the mirror of Ayurveda: A classical review
Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Ankita Gupta and Ekta Arya
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Food is very important for life and said- Annaṁ vai brahma. It is the base of life of living beings. Purity of food purifies the mind and purity of mind results in the perseverance of memory. Perseverance of memory means that the person in higher consciousness lives with awareness. At every moment he is aware of his duties. There is a context in 'Caraka Saṁhitā' (A famous treatise of Āyurveda) that a great council of sages in Himalayan valley strongly pondered over the causes of disease and health. At the end they concluded that food is the chief cause of health and diseases. There, in conclusion, it stabilized the theory that balanced diet promotes health where as an imbalanced diet causes disorders. In this way, Āyurveda which is merely not a medical system but an overall philosophy of life says that the proper and salutary diet regimen, fair deal, proper sleeping, awakening and proper daily routine makes the humans healthy and happy.