The concept of viruddha ahara in ayurveda shastra

Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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The concept of viruddha ahara in ayurveda shastra

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine

August 25-26, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing, China

Kaveri C Hiremath

Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integ Med

Abstract :

D iet plays an important role in our life. A balanced food is a must to maintain disease free, good health. Healthy and balanced diet takes care of ones life style, culture and geography. Depending on the season combination of food ingredients vary. Some contents present in the food complement each other. Ayurveda clarifies how some diet and their combinations create benign effects or damage the human body causing doshas. According to Ayurveda certain diet & combination of two or more substances of food having no affinity for each other produce toxins in the metabolism procedure. The toxins are produced because of opposite properties present in them. Such incompatible diet is called Viruddha Aahar. The concept of Viruddha Aahar is a unique to Ayurveda system. The food that has improper combinations or is wrongly processed is called Viruddha Aahaar. Also, a time, season and quantity have their impact. Certain foods not consumed at a right time of a day (kaala), season (ritu) and proper quantities (matra) can also be classified as Virruddha ahara. This paper addresses modern food habits and cooking recopies variety of compatible and non compatible dietary activities consumed in todays day today life and their effect on health.

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