Physiological aspect of Upavasa (langhana) w.s.r indigestion (Mandagni/Agnimandhya)

Authors

  • Dr. Mukesh Saini P.G. Scholar, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, Dsrrau, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma Associate Professor and H.O.D., P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, Dsrrau, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Dr. Dinesh Chandra Sharma Assistant Professor, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, Dsrrau, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2020.3909

Keywords:

Ayurveda, Mandhyaya Agni, Dharmashastra , langhana

Abstract

Ayurveda, the science of life, has much to discuss diet and fasting. Fasting is going without food and drink for a while. In Dharmashastra the langhana has been told as vrat which are often practiced by religious-minded people on certain specific religious days of the month. The verbal meaning of Agni is fire( digestive fire) and mandhya is decreased or reduced. According to Ayurveda, low or disturbed digestive fire is considered as the root cause of all the diseases. Agni mandhya is a chronic disease in which the digestion of food and nourishment of body tissue does not take place properly due to reduction in the digestive capacity of Agni. The process by which food is broken down into simple chemical compounds that can be absorbed and used as nutrients or eliminated by the body is called digestion.

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Published

2020-09-15

How to Cite

Saini, D. M., Kumar Sharma, D. R., & Chandra Sharma, D. D. (2020). Physiological aspect of Upavasa (langhana) w.s.r indigestion (Mandagni/Agnimandhya). International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga, 3(9), 181-189. https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2020.3909