A common assumption is that Ayurveda is a vegetarian system. That is simply not the case. A non-vegetarian diet has its own medicinal significance in Ayurveda. But it does not mean that everybody should have a nan-vegetarian diet. One who is accustomed to it, can have it and one who is not, may not have it. In Ayurveda text each animal product is defined by quality and is recommended as a therapy for many ailments. Of course there are guidelines for eating it.
Key word: Mansa aahar, Ayurveda, Pathya-apathya.
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