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POSTER PRESENTATION
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 52

PA02.07. Rational scientific analysis of modern lifestyle as a nidana w.s.r to viruddha ahara


SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India

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B V Rashmi
SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123868

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Purpose: To understand the concept of viruddha ahara as a nidana in causation of diseases and to know its relavance in the present era. In the classics hitabhuk, mitabhuk, kshutabhuk, rhutubhuk are mentioned for maintaing the health of a person. Ahara that which vitiates dosha and which is antagonist to the dhatu in the body is known as viruddha ahara. Method: Classical literatures like bruhat trayi, laghu trayi, other texts and contemporary books are reviewed. The datas collected are analyzed scientifically with the help of contemporary science. Result: The eighteen types of viruddha ahara mentioned in the classics like desha, kala, agni, matra, etc. are understood with the help of examples like Agni viruddha In mandagni condition consuming guru snigdha ahara. In condition like dyspepsia where impairement in gastric, bile, pancreatic secretions are present, due to increased intake of mamsala ahara which are rich in amino acids and lipids impaires metabolism. Satmya viruddha Person satmya with katu ushna dravya sevana consuming increased swadu sheeta dravya. Persons habituated with rich spicy diet like pepper which causes irritation of gastric mucosa leading to increased gastric juice secretion, if increased intake of chilled soft drinks in such persons causes constriction of gastric mucosa leading to less gastric juice secretion. Avastha viruddha after nidra consuming kaphavardhka ahara like curd. After sleep basal metabolic rate of the body is reduced , curd which is rich in fats and carbohydrates requires more time for digestion. The rest types of viruddha ahara are analyzed and understood scientifically in the same manner as explained above. Conclusion: Ayurveda emphazises on nidana parivarjanameva chikitsa, understanding the nidana is prime important. Viruddha ahara affects the body metabolism and hence the concept of viruddha ahara is relevant to present era.


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