A Review on Vatarakta with special reference to Pathya-Apathya in Vatarakta
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The health of an individual solely depends on one’s diet and life style. Nowadays human beings are more vulnerable to many disorders due to their faulty dietary habits and altered life style. These disorders may be causing functional impairment or crippling disorders like Vatarakta. Vatarakta is more distressing and common metabolic disorder in this era due to sedentary life style along with mental stress and other precipitating factors. Apart from being a part of regime of healthy living, Acharyas had also extended the concept of Pathya (wholesome) and Apathya (unwholesome) as a part of the treatment of the diseases. It is very much necessary for the patients to have the food which will keep their Dhatu in healthy state and will not let them get vitiated more from Doshas , so the patients must follow the healthy way of consumption of food i.e. Pathy.
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