ayurveda is the knowledge of life or the instruction on how to lead a healthy way of life. Ayurveda approaches health in two ways: the preventive aspect, wherein the aim is to sustain health; and the curative aspect,
which aims at the treatment of manifested diseases. In both these facets, the diet has been given prime importance as
Ayurveda envisages that the body is made up of what one eats, digests and assimilates-and so are the diseases.
What is ayurveda history?
Ayurveda is based on the concept that every physical creation is composed of five basic elements or the
panchmahabhuta—Prithvi (earth), Apya or Jal (water), Tej (fire), Vayu (air) and Aakash (space). Everything comes
from these elements and everything decomposes into these elements. These five elements are further grouped
into varying combinations of each other into three doshas:
(a) Vata, combining air and space;
(b) Pitta, a combination of water and fire; and
(c) Kapha, a combination of earth and water.
Each of the three doshas exists in every living being in varying degrees. However, one dosha usually predominates.
The metabolic and cellular forces within an individual, the biological and physiological rhythms of the body, the
pathological processes as well as their seasonal variations are all understood in Ayurveda through combinations and
permutations of these panchmahabhuta and tridoshas.
Ayurveda and nutrition
A balanced diet balances the tridosha and thus maintains the body homoeostasis. Every food article or food behaviour
has a dosha-aggravating or a dosha-pacifying or a dosha-balancing action on the human body. So, Ayurveda advocates a diet that can sustain the balance of the tridoshas as any disequilibrium will lead to diseases.
Ayurveda talks about the subtleness of food and mind and how food affects the psychological disposition of
individuals. According to it, the purity of food influences the purity of mind. The different tastes and textures of food can induce three different states of mind known as the Triguna:
What is Triguna in Ayurved?
The Triguna in ayurveda is described as:
(a) Sattva, which is a happy, contented state;
(b) Rajas, the excited yet agonising state; and
(c) Tamas, relating to a lethargic, delusional, arrogant and ignorant disposition.
Conversely, the state of mind also influences the desire to consume certain types of food.
Food interferes with the molecular mechanisms of an organism and forms the basis of prakriti-based food prescriptions advised to an individual. Prakriti is a unique concept and a core philosophy of Ayurveda, which shows
individual combinations of the tridosha in an individual. Prakriti is a set of physical, physiological and psychological
attributes that are unique to an individual. It is determined at the time of birth and cannot be changed during a lifetime.
It is an absolute determinant of the effect of food on the body system. Each individual is unique in his/her health and
illness and requires personalised care depending on his/her distinctive prakriti or body constitution.
My maternal grandmother once said that ‘ALL FOOD THAT WE EAT IS GOOD AND GIFT OF THE GOD TO US’ however she is not live today but i still remember her words till today as i strongly follow her regime of eating well and proper diet at right time.. she has always been my love for the way she cooked her own food effortlessly even at the age of 97(god she was so active that i even can’t expect my self to be that much active even in my late 60’s) that we were shocked to see the energy in her while preparing her own meal. perhaps we all were fan of her cooking as she always made very tasty food that suited our tongue as well as our intestine.. all i asked her always was one thing that how she carry herself so energetically even in her late 90’s but she only has one answer that ” shudh ghee ka kamal hai” @ magic of pure ghee… this blog isn’t only about explaining the benefits of ghee but to make you all understand the benefits of proper balanced diet through ayurveda that is essential for our life to run beautifully and in long run.
How does ayurvedic diet maintains vatta ,pitta ,kapha
our body is a machine that requires fuel to run it self properly,so if we don’t fill the machine with right fuel at right time then it is going to detoriate its effeciency, just like that our body require gud and balanced food at right time to run itself in good mode. also the yoga and exercise is responsible for rotation of that food in our body to increase metabolic rate and detoxifies it to make it pure.NUTRITION has always been important part of our life and it will be always to keep ourself fit and fine to run this world.And ayurveda is one that helps to balance every dosha in our body through its diet recipes.we can understand Ayurveda through combinations and permutations of these panchmahabhuta and tridoshas.
The knowledge of medicinal plants in India has been preserved traditionally since the Vedic period. Atharvaveda is primarily the oldest source of Ayurveda. In India, sages and sages often used to reside in ashrams and gurukuls established in the forests, and by staying there, they continued to research and use herbs. Cowherds used to participate in this. They used to collect fresh herbal medicines from different places and people were treated with medicines made from them. Their effect was also miraculous because they were accepted only after identifying them in pure and proper form.
Ayurvedic healing or ayurveda benefits
Due to the pious efforts of many great men like Maharshi Dhanwantari, Charak, Sushrut ,maharishi ayurveda etc., who developed and improved Ayurveda in the course of time, this method of life science reached the pinnacle of progress soon after being established as the world’s first systematic medical method. At that time, it is easily estimated that no other medical method would be in its competition. Surgery and surgical principles edited by Maharishi Sushruta are found in many other Vedas, from which ayurveda define that artificial organ system was prevalent even at that time.
From India, this medical method was adopted in the west in the Yavana countries, China, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) etc. and according to time and circumstances, there were changes in it and new medical methods were propagated.Ayurveda medicine in India had such a deep impact on the public mind that even during the Yavan and British rule, people could not lose faith in it, while this method had to be fought with a negative view from the side of the government.
In the remote rural areas of India, people mainly depended only on herbs. It could not be possible for them to get the benefits of Unani and Allopathic medical methods because they could not be spread in the rural areas. Even today, the firm faith in these herbs is clearly visible on the rural public mind of India. A huge store of traditional herbal medical experiences is still found in the rural and tribal areas of the country, but the measures to protect it are still not satisfactory. But it seems that even today the general public is not fully convinced of allopathic medicine. The medicines that are taken for the treatment of a disease, there is partial benefit in it, but other diseases arise. These types of side effects do not occur with herbs. Apart from this, the cost of treatment of diseases is also increasing, while herbal medicine can cost very less.various ayurveda products are available in india that helps people to maintain their lifestyle in idle way.many ayurvedic medicine, ayurveda books, ayurveda diet recipes are also available online to help people in their requirements.
in my blogs further ,i will introduce you all with various ayurveda diet recipes that balances your vatta, pitta, kapha doshas and various ayurvedic beauty regimes which will make you beautiful from out site and inside as well.
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