Ayurveda

CHAPTER 6- Annasvarupa Vijnaniya (Nature of food materials)

In this chapter, all the food substances have been classified into 7 groups as under: 1. Sukadhanya varga (Group of cereals) 2. SimbI varga (Group of pulses) 3. Krtanna varga (Group of food preparations) 4. Mama varga (Group of meat) 5. Saka varga (Group of leafy and other vegetables) 6. Phala varga (Group of fruits) …

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Chapter-5, Knowledge of Liquid Substances, Ashtanga Hridayam, Sutrasthana.

Knowledge of Liquid Substances (Drava-dravaya Adhyaya) After the chapter Prevention of disease, (Roganutpadaniya) Acharya Vagbhata expounded the chapter Knowledge of Liquid Substances (Drava-Dravaya Adhyaya), said Lord Atreya and other great sages. In the previous three chapters, preventive measures to maintain positive health have been detailed. The present chapter deals with the liquid substances available in …

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Prevention of diseases, Ashtanga Hridyam, Sutrasthana.

After ‘Ritucharya Adhyaya‘, Acharya Vagbhata expounded the chapter ‘Roganutpadaniya’ (Prevention of Diseases), thus said Atreya and other great sages. Preamble: In the present chapter Vagbhata stressed that all the diseases will be manifested due to the forceful expulsion and voluntary suppression of the natural urges only. Hence for the prevention of the diseases one should …

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