A Review on Mansa Ahara as Hetu (cause) in some diseases as described in Brihatrayi.

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Pragya Singh

Abstract

Ayurveda emphasizes on prevention of disease and maintenance of health through close attention to balance one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. The aim of Ayurveda   is not only the treatment of diseases but also to provide complete health including both mental and physical. Health of a person depends on the type of food one eats, one’s mental status and one’s lifestyle.  Although Food is a very important aspect of one’s life, it is still being neglected at some point of time. Now a days, we are susceptible to  many lifestyle disorders like diabetes, obesity ,thyroid  as we are not eating balanced diet or we are not able to lead a balanced Lifestyle. According to Ayurveda, Ahara   nourishes the mind, body and soul and hence, Ahara is one of the three Upstambhas (Pillars) of Life in Ayurveda. Diet includes everything what we eat or drink. It is the cause of very existence. Energy, Color and Ojasa (Saar tatva of all Sharira Dhatus i.e. body tissues of every Living being on this earth).Diet is cause of birth, maintenance and destruction of all forms of Life on this earth. Hence, we can say that Diet helps us to acquire constant or unhampered growth, energy, well-being-Health, color, proper functioning of Indriyas (sense organs). Improper or unhealthy diet leads to deterioration of health. In this review article, mansa yoga (food prepared with mansa) has been described and if they are not taken properly and in proper way, they may be the cause of certain diseased conditions. This literary study is basically based on the description of Mansa Yoga in all the three samhitas (i.e. Brihatrayi). In these Samhitas, it has been mentioned that if Mansa Yoga is not taken in a proper way, they may lead to certain diseased condition. It has been tried to go through these Samhitas thoroughly and the references has been brought to the light where Mansa Yoga has been mentioned as the cause of certain diseases. Further, the discussion has been done in order to explain these references and later, a conclusion has been made in this Literary study.

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How to Cite
Singh, P. (2021). A Review on Mansa Ahara as Hetu (cause) in some diseases as described in Brihatrayi. National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 9(02). https://doi.org/10.52482/ayurlog.v9i02.848