Ahara Vidhi - Dietry guidelines in Ayurveda

  • Dr. Shantibhushan R. Handur Professor & HOD, Department of Samhita & Siddhanta, S.S.R.A.M.C & H, PG Research Centre, Inchal, Tal-Savadatti, Belagavi, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Ahara Vidhi, Ahara, Food, Dietary guidelines


Ahara (Food) has been given the prime importance since from veda period. Ahara is considered as one of the key pillars of life in Ayurveda. Ahara enhances vitality, strength, enthusiasm, memory, digestive fire, life span, lusture and immunity. The basic need for Healthy life is to know the proper Diet and Dietary guidelines. In today’sgeneration, an altered habits of food consumption become as major cause for various diseases. Many guidelines were explained in Ayurveda classical texts, where the laws of do’s and don’ts about diet are given. There is extensive scope for testing the dietary guidelines in Ayurveda for present era. Acharya Vagbhata in Astanga Hrudayam Sutrastana in Matrashitiya Adhyaya emphasised the Aharavidhi which will be reviewed in this article.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v4i06.791
Published: 2019-12-31
How to Cite
Dr. Shantibhushan R. Handur. (2019). Ahara Vidhi - Dietry guidelines in Ayurveda. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 4(06), 220-222. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v4i06.791
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