Basic Concepts of Human Nutrition (Poshana) in Ayurveda

Authors

  • Raju Ninama Rasa-Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana Department, Pt. Khushilal Sharma Govt. (Auto.) Ayurveda College and Institute, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54060/ijahr.2023.8

Keywords:

Ayurveda, Health, Nutrition

Abstract

Ayurveda is a 6000-year-old care system that asserts that science, philosophy & spirituality are necessary aspects for a healthy living. Ayurveda is considered not only a comprehensive medical system but also a way of life. Nutrition plays a central role in ayurvedic living. Ayurveda places special emphasis on ahara, anna as a means to good life, health & wellness. Healthy & wholesome food nourishes the mind, body & soul. Food is the life of the living being because the direct fruit of the food is the life bearer, it is seen. Our body is composed of tridosha, dhatu &mala. Health as nutrition means balance in bi-ahumours, tissue & wastes, good digestive power, positive & happy attitude in senses, mind & soul indicates the healthy condition of human being. The primary purpose of Ayurveda is not only the treatment of disease but prevention also. Three pillar of life-Aahar, Nidra & Bhamacharya. Diet is the first important pillar of life. It’s very much beneficial to our life then the life will be happy with increasing body strength, color, complexion & growth, but misuse of these three things is harmful to our body. Rasayana & invigoration there are special foods & herbs to prevent aging, strengthen, immunity, improve mental faculties & increase vitality. Vajikarana substances are specially used as aphrodisiac & fertility improving agents. Such foods & substances should be consumed regularly so that health is followed (maintenance) that is health remains good & diseases which have not arisen can’t be originated. Living all other worldly activities, the body should be followed because when the body is absent, there is a lack of all things for men. Those who live, lives senses, receiving praise from gentleman, being dis-ease free live 36000 nights (days) up to 100 years.

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2023-10-25

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Ninama R. Basic Concepts of Human Nutrition (Poshana) in Ayurveda. Int. J. Ayurveda Herbal Res. [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 25 [cited 2023 Nov. 30];1(3):1-24. Available from: http://ahr.a2zjournals.com/index.php/ahr/article/view/8

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