Agni Dushti and Associated Diseases: An Ayurveda Perspective
The medical system of India Ayurveda encompasses traditional knowledge about diseases and their management, in this regards Ayurveda science mentioned different theories and principles related to healthy living. Furthermore Ayurveda emphasized various concept related to normal or abnormal physiological functioning of body and Agni is one of such concept. The digestive & metabolic activities of body govern through the Agni which not only perform digestion and assimilation of food but also contributes greatly towards the growth and development of body. The normal functioning of Agni provides Bala, Ayu, Swasthyam, Ojha, Utsaha, Teja and Prabha thus help to maintain good physical and mental status. On the other hand improper functioning of Agni leads Agni Dusthi which is the major causative factor for many digestive and metabolic ailments. The Agni Dusthi and diseases associated with disturbed functioning of Agni increasing day by day due to the unwholesome consumption of dietary materials. Considering this aspect present article summarized some clinical manifestation of Agni Dusthi.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Agni, Agni Dusthi, Digestion.
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