Physiological Importance of Pachakpitta in Aaharpaka (Digestion) in Modern Perspective

DOI: 10.47223/IRJAY.2022.5923

Authors

  • Neha Sajwan Post graduate Scholar, Associate Professor, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, Dr. sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0151-8480
  • Rajesh Kumar Sharma Professor and H.O.D, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, Dr. sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Dinesh Chandra Sharma Associate Professor, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, Dr. sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2022.5923

Keywords:

Pachak pitta, Agni, Digestion, Digestive enzymes

Abstract

The tridosha theory drives Ayurveda science. Pitta is one of the three doshas and is responsible for digestion and metabolism. There are five forms of Pittadosha: Pachaka, Ranjaka, Alochaka, Bhrajaka, And Sadhakapitta. Pachakapitta is in charge of food digestion, Sara and Kitta Vibhajan, and nourishing the Agneya component of Pitta in various sections of the body. Jatharagni is another name for it. Pitta'sagni aids digestion and then separates the Sara and Kittabhaga. Because of its location, it nourishes and strengthens Pitta. PachakaPitta is to blame for AaharPachan, as our book clearly demonstrates. On the other hand, current or contemporary science has proven via several research those distinct digestive fluids are responsible for food digestion. All enzymes involved in digestion, such as
amylolytic, proteolytic, and lipolytic enzymes, can be compared to pachakapitta, as its activities suggest. Only a few works on pitta's conceptual elements have been mentioned. The importance of pachakpitta in food digestion is discussed in this article. The core resources for this study were gathered from Ayurvedic classics with available commentaries, as well as modern medical science textbooks to gain a better grasp of the concept and its usefulness in digestion.


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Published

2022-09-30

How to Cite

Sajwan, N., Sharma, . R. K., & Sharma, D. C. (2022). Physiological Importance of Pachakpitta in Aaharpaka (Digestion) in Modern Perspective: DOI: 10.47223/IRJAY.2022.5923. International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga, 5(9), 132–136. https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2022.5923

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