An eyeshot on the role of Millets in healthy lifestyle - A Literary Review

  • Astha Sharma Associate Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Poornayu Ayurveda Chiktsalaya evam Anusandhan Vidyapeeth, Jabalur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Shiv Shankar Shukla Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sharir Kriya, Govt. Ayurvedic College, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Keywords: Aahar, Ayurveda, Kshudradhanya, Millets, Santarpan Janya Vyadhi


In today’s lifestyle, many new diseases are emerging day by day. To overcome these diseases or to maintain the health of an individual, an important key component is Traya Upastambha (three pillars of Ayurveda) i.e., Aahar (food), Nidra (proper sleep) and Brahmacharya. Aahar is one of them. Proper intake of Aahar plays an important role in maintaining the health of an individual and adding Millets in our Aahar or diet is one of the strategies of lifestyle modification to maintain the health of an individual. Acharyas has mentioned twelve categories of Aahar in which millets are to be considered in Trinadhanya and Kshudradhanya of Dhanyavarga. The nutrient profile of Millets is higher than the other cereals. They are rich fibre content, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamins, low calorie and gluten free property. Also, qualities of Kshudradhanya have been mentioned in Ayurvedic classics like Ruksha, Dhatushoshana, Lekhan, due to which they have been indicated in Santarpanjanya Vyadhi i.e., Prameha (Diabetes), Sthoulya (overweight), Medo Roga. Hence, this analysis may help in understanding the benefits of Millets and the most importantly the right way to use millets with precautions to maintain the healthy lifestyle and reduces the risk of lifestyle disorders.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.9.25
Published: 2023-11-09
How to Cite
Sharma, A., & Shiv Shankar Shukla. (2023). An eyeshot on the role of Millets in healthy lifestyle - A Literary Review. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(9), 153 - 159.
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