CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF SAMYOGA VIRUDDHA AHARA
Ayurveda an external science of healthy living deals with physical, psychological and spiritual well being of the human being and covers all the aspect of human life. Ahara i.e. diet plays important role in promotion of health. It is very important to choose right food for healthy life.
Viruddhannam is unique concept of Ayurveda. Certain diet and its combination which interrupts the metabolism of tissue, which inhibits the process of formation of tissue, which have opposite property to the tissue is Viruddhanaam. The food which is wrong in combination which has undergone wrong processing, which is consumed in wrong time, day or season is Viruddhannam. In Charaka Samhita 18 types of Viruddhannam are explained. Samyoga viruddha is one among them. Samyoga viruddha means combination of two or more substances which is incompatible. Today eating habits are changed and concept of Hitahara is being ignored. It leads to indigestion which causes heartburn, cramp, bloating, constipation, etc.
Food determines the quality of life. Food is consumed for nourishment of body which undergoes constant wear and tear. There is inseparable association between nutrition and health. Nutritional status should be judged on the qualities and values of its constituents, the form, and preparation in which it is transformed, quantity, its digestibility and assimilability and its ultimate effect on the body as a whole and on doshas, dhatus and malas also.
There is growing need, making people aware regarding knowledge of untoward or harmful effects produced byViruddhannam to insure good nutrition.
Key words- viruddhahar, samyoga viruddha, ahara, trayopastambha
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