Ayurveda is ancient science which means knowledge of life .This holistic science has always given special importance to preventive aspect first rather than curative.Aahar(food) consider as first pillar among three Nidra and Abramhacharya being other two.Many comman health problems can be prevented through nutritious diet.Malnutrition is a pathological state produced as a result of deficiency or excess supply of any essential nutrients of food. It includes both under nutrition and over nutrition, however in general malnutrition is taken as synonym of under nutrition.
India is one among the many countries where child malnutrition is severe and also a major underlying cause of child mortality. Karshya is a disease described in ayurveda anciently and disease such as Parigarbhik,Phakka,Balashosha and Shushka revati describe by various author of ayurveda can also be correlated to Karshya. It is the condition responsible for many other health related problems; thus a great consideration must be required to overcome this global health related crisis. This article highlights the ayurvedic consideration of Karshya.